But then I saw this fool-proof recipe in my Real Simple magazine.
And Wednesday was date night. And I really wanted to do a full date night...one where I made everything. And wore lots of sparkles, but that's a story for a different sort of blog.
Back to the pudding. Here's the recipe:
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 2hr 15m
- Set a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and salt. Gradually whisk in the milk, then the egg yolks.
- Cook the milk mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until thickened to the consistency of mayonnaise, 7 to 8 minutes. Continue to cook, whisking, for 1 minute more. Remove from heat and pour through the sieve into the bowl, pushing the mixture through gently with a rubber spatula or spoon. Add the butter and chocolate and stir until melted. Mix in the vanilla.
- Press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days. Before serving, gently stir the pudding to loosen it. Serve with the whipped cream..
This will definitely make future appearances. I think probably on date night's like Wednesdays...it was all classic foods. Filet Mignon, mashed potatoes, broccoli. Started with Manhattans and shrimp cocktail.
Dinner tonight? I don't know. Likely to be a frozen pizza. I'm trying really hard to eat healthier and will be vegetarian all day long (lunch is a sweet potato, a grape fruit, and a pear). I think a pizza splurge is probably okay.
What are you making/having for dinner tonight?