.:: { Kitchen } Rich Chocolate Pudding ::.

It’s almost summer and on days when the heat is just too much, sometimes all you need is a cold and sweet dessert. I have been craving for a rich and decadent chocolate pudding and this recipe ticks all the boxes. It has a smooth and silky texture and tastes rich and chocolate-y. Topped with sweet and thick rum vla, it is perfect to cool down after a day out in the sun.

Rich Chocolate Pudding

Rich Chocolate Pudding

1 packet (7 gr) agar powder
900 ml chocolate milk
100 gr sugar
1 1/2 tbs cocoa
3 tsp espresso powder
100 gr dark cooking chocolate, chopped
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Rum Vla ( Custard Sauce )

400 ml milk
60 gr sugar
1 tbs corn flour
1 tbs water
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp rum

1. In a saucepan, combine agar powder, chocolate milk, sugar, cocoa, and espresso powder. Cook over medium heat and bring to the boil. Add in chopped dark cooking chocolate while stirring occasionally until chocolate is entirely melted into the mixture.

2. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolk, add two to three spoonfuls of pudding mixture and mix well. Add into pudding mixture while whisking continuously. Bring to the boil and stir in vanilla extract.

3. Pour pudding mixture into prepared mold and refrigerate.

4. To make the rum vla, combine milk and sugar in a small saucepan, cook over medium heat. Mix corn flour with water and stir in to the milk mixture. Lightly beat egg yolk, add a few spoonfuls of milk mixture and mix well. Stir into milk mixture and cook until sauce thickens. Stir in rum. Refrigerate overnight, spoon over pudding to serve.

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