Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A pudding that will change your mind about puddings


I have to admit, I used to be a snob about pudding. I love chocolate mousse, creme brulee and pots de creme, but pudding to me always sounded like the kind of dessert that you make out of a box. Like a creamy jello of sorts.

This week's TWD pick, Dorie's chocolate pudding, has made me change my mind. Homemade pudding is different from anything that you'll ever get out of any box. This pudding, although made only with milk, is as creamy as any chocolate mousse you'll ever taste. And the texture, is so incredibly smooth.

I read on the TWD comments section about this recipe that one of the TWD member's son said that if you could put a dress on pudding and marry it, he would. That just made me laugh, not because its an exaggeration, but because that's how I feel too. Although in my case, it would have to wear a suit. Try it and see for yourself.

For the recipe, click here.

30 comments:

Peabody said...

It is a world apart from Jello pudding.

Jess said...

Incredible pudding, isn't it? You could serve it in place of mousse and no one would be the wiser.

Engineer Baker said...

So true about the snob thing for me as well - this trumps some of the sub-par mousses I've had though, that's for sure.

Steph said...

I had the exact thoughts.. but then again, no store bought pudding tastes this good!

Pamela said...

It's definitely not like the instant pudding of my childhood. Amazing picture, by the way!

PheMom said...

I felt the same way. Lovely pudding!

April said...

You always have the best pictures, I enjoy seeing them every week! Homemade pudding is absolutely a different animal that the boxed version. I may never go back to boxed!

Bumblebutton said...

Super creamy and delicious looking!

Jayne said...

Great photo - I love that little blue cup!

Stephanie said...

I agree with you...this pudding is a lot better than the stuff you get in a box

Natashya said...

Your pudding looks wonderful.

Melissa said...

Glad you liked it too! I have those same placemats!

Shandy said...

You could entertain company with this pudding. . .delicious! I so agree with you on the first initial imagine of what pudding used to be pictured as. Your picture of pudding looks delicious and inviting! =D

Fit Chick said...

Never from a box! This is the best pudding! I love your ramekins!

Jules Someone said...

Mmmmm. Jello schmello.

kim said...

beautiful pic! this pudding rocked my pudding world, too :)

Dolores said...

This recipe seems to be quite the converter. I'm late this week, but I'm looking forward to trying it and comparing it to the jello of my youth.

Mara said...

i totally agree that this was an amazing pudding and it used milk, so awesome!! so it wasn't THAT bad plus it had PROTEIN! fab picture...!

rainbowbrown said...

Great work. It's good to experience the real thing after having bad feelings about the stuff isn't it?

Kait said...

Gorgeous photo. I felt the same way about my pudding--definitely not Jello.

landa said...

oh, it looks so creamy and divine.

Heather B said...

Great pics! yum! It looks delicious! Great job!

Judy said...

Great picture! I'm thinking that mine would have been better with whole milk!

ostwestwind said...

I agree, there is nothing better than home made puddings.

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The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Caroline and pudding sitting in a tree.....

Jello pudding it aint!

giz said...

The reviews seem to be out - this recipe has a 5 out of 5 rating so I can I not try it?

Jaime said...

i think i have a simple palate. i'm perfectly happy with fat free jello pudding cups! LOL

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Thank goodness for Dorie, just think of all the people who think that Jello invented pudding and don't even realize that you can make it from scratch!

Prudy said...

I love the pudding in a blue ramekin. Gorgeous color choice.

monica said...

I love chocolate, so this is just the thing for me, beautiful!