Microwave Chocolate Pudding

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The wistful part about the weekend is that it is not long enough and gets over in no time; here you are dreaming of lazy, casual Saturday morning, anticipating in doing things in a relaxing, causal way and before you know it you are driven to a hectic, groggy, rush hour Monday morning in no time. The transformation 0-90 mph takes place at the blink of an eye! This week was very hectic for us, with so many activities lined; we hardly were at home the whole of Saturday and Sunday. 

Oh well, moving on… as is becoming a routine, DS is taking the idea of making/baking some new during the weekend pretty seriously. During the week, as and when he remembers he asks what we are going to bake during the weekend. The chocolate lover that he is usually asks for something that has chocolate (“Chlocate” as he calls it) in it.

 This week however, I did not have to do any planning as DS knew exactly what he wanted. Thanks to Caillou; there was one episode in which the bubbly Caillou goes gaga over Chocolate Pudding and prefers it over anything else. At the end of at all, we had one mesmerized 4.5 year old who could not stop talking about Chocolate pudding, proclaiming his love for it and how that was his most favorite dish. Errr…. the problem? DS (or for that matter his mom) had never tasted or seen Chocolate Pudding before. 

Persistent pleads were made to make the dish and so the mom caved in and a search was duly performed. The criteria were to look something that was not rich, easy to make and ingredients that were available on hand. So here goes:

Off this goes to MEC – Kids Party Food at Asan Khana . This event is a brain child of Srivalli.

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Recipe Source: Adapted from here.

 Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Almonds chopped (optional)

Serves: 4 

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the dry ingredients sugar, salt, cocoa and cornstarch.
  • Add milk a little at a time and mix so the mixture does not form dry lumps.
  • Place in the microwave, and cook for 2 minutes on high.
  • Stir then cook at 1 minute intervals, stirring between until it is shiny and thick. Mine got over in 3 minutes.
  • Note: The mixture thickens a bit after it is cooled down.
  • Stir in vanilla and the butter and mix again.
  • Chill in the refrigerator and serve cold. Garnish with almonds before serving.

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Taste Test:

 This pudding does not have the rich and creamy taste mainly because this is devoid of excess fat and cream. It is light tasting, but has a good chocolate flavor, with no hint of the corn starch. This is a good one to make if you have a chocolate craving and want something quick, light and low-fat. Tastes good with some nuts sprinkled on it.

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22 comments

  1. Happy Cook says:

    Such a beautiful pic, i wish my hubby loved chocolate as much as your DS. Pudding just looks so so yumm.

    Thanks a bunch dear HC. Well frankly I do not like chocolate that much and neither does my DH. So I think your DH has some company :-))

  2. Laavanya says:

    I love that first pic with the soft pink flowy cloth hugging the cup – so girly 🙂
    this sounds like the perfect way to satisfy a choc craving. My daughter has been asking for something chocolatey too and we made the brownie in a cup – easy and yum and done in 5 mins total.

    Thanks dear Laavanya.How have you been? Agree, after you eat a little bit, you satisfy your craving and don’t feel guilty too. I like the idea of brownie in a cup. I will go check your blog.

  3. indosungod says:

    Looks sophisticated and DS should be proud for prodding mom to make it. I bet you enjoyed it as much as he did.

    Thanks ISG. After the pudding was done, he took all the credit and I am not complaining. Yes, I enjoyed it too along with him

  4. Soumya says:

    hehehe….i have the same problem when he is watching “Caillou”. looks so good…will give it a try soon.

    Thanks soumya. Ah! what can I say about Caillou. That is the only program he watches on TV and is smitten by him.

  5. spice says:

    Looks good & easy too…..isn’t it funny many a times how these kids say how something is so fav. & they absolutely love it but they have never seen/tasted that thing…..common scene in our house too….

    Thanks Spice. Agree, this kids are so caught up with those characters. DS says that Caillou is his best friend 🙂

  6. Mayuri says:

    The chocolatey pudding looks absolutely fabulous !!I am sure my chocoholic daughter will surely love it 🙂

    Thanks Mayuri, it is a good one for chocoholic adults too 😉

  7. sumi says:

    hae the exact same situation here, except that my son asks for ‘chocate’ everytime he watches that episode.Good recipe, will try it out soon

    Thanks Sumi…so sweett “chocate”, in our house it is “chlocate”, this is a good one for the kids.

  8. aqua says:

    This sounds wonderful…my daughter is the same age as your son and always has a chocolate craving. She loves to potter around in the kitchen when I cook, this pud sounds like something she can help me make! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks aqua. Kids have fun making this. DS has fun mixing the dry ingredients (he is not too fond of the wet ingredients though, especially bananas) but then it is a good way to keep them engaged.

  9. Cham says:

    hahah see those charact impacts a lot- and makes us to taste new food! The pict re gorgeous!

    Thanks so much Cham, these kiddo characters do have an impact alright!

  10. Purnima says:

    Pudding looks delicious! C(2 mins + 3 mins wt a min interval each, right?) got to try for my two-some 😀 Tks for sharing!

    Thanks Purnima. Kids will love this for sure and it is easy to make too.

  11. Jacqueline says:

    That is definitely much healthier than your average chocolate pudding. I like to have chocolate pudding with custard. Haven’t had it for a very long time 🙂

    Thanks Jacqueline, chocolate pudding with custard, that seems like a neat idea.

  12. notyet100 says:

    wow,,i gonna try this soon,..btw this looks perfetc for mec kids party food event will be glad if u sne dthis over

    Yes mam. Just sent it over to your event ( I had completely forgotten about it)

  13. pavithra says:

    The pudding looks so divine.. and ur picture makes me drool. Fantastic clicks as always.

    Thanks dear Pavithra. You are as always sweet with your words 🙂

  14. Soma says:

    What a pretty luscious picture Supriya! what is that pink? I love Caillou, not not for the pudding, but I think it is one the cutest children’s program that they can relate to themselves so well.

    Delicious pudding! I do like the quick MC cooking.

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