June 26th: National Chocolate Pudding Day

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June 26th National Chocolate Pudding Day- could there be a tastier day?

National Chocolate pudding day is rumored to have begun in the early 17th century when “pudding” was really a super moist cake with a texture more similar to modern bread pudding, rather than the creamy confection we’re used to today.

In honor of National chocolate pudding day, we’ve put together a range of various treats for you including a sinfully simple Crockpot Chocolate brownie pudding cake as well as some easy make-ahead pudding mix recipes . . .

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Although the traditional chocolate “pudding” was a cake, these days we’re more familiar with the creamy, custard-like confection which was created in 1837 by Alfred Bird, an English chemist who developed an eggless custard powder. Mr. Bird’s concoction was a hit and was quickly copied by various brands who wished to mimic this delicious treat.

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 c. Sugar
  • 1/3 c. Cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 c. Cold Milk
  • 2 oz Unsweetened Chocolate (chopped up)
  • 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 T. butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp Vanilla

Mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy 2 qt saucepan, stirring well, add in cold milk, whisking continually over medium heat.

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Add 2 oz chopped up unsweetened chocolate.
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Continue cooking over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Boil for exactly 1 minute.

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Remove from heat, pour approximately half of the mixture in the beaten eggs, mixing (fast!) and thoroughly. (This process is called Tempering) Pour the tempered egg/mix back into the saucepan.

Boil and stir 1 full minute.

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Remove from Heat, stir in butter and vanilla, mixing well.

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Place on a cooling rack for 16-18 minutes. Do NOT cool for too long as a film will form on the top of the pudding.

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Pour or spoon it into decorative dishes and refrigerate until set. Serve with a heaping dollop of fresh whipped cream on top!

Here are a few recipes for you to enjoy as well:


What’s your favorite way to enjoy Chocolate Pudding?

Feel free to share your recipes and tips in the comments below

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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