Doesn’t anybody celebrate vegetables in May? This has been one chocolate-intensive week for ModernDayMom. We’ve had Chocolate Parfaits and Chocolate Truffles–and now we have Chocolate Custard Day on May 3rd. We can’t just go to the store and buy instant Chocolate Custard Mix, right? So we had to go looking for something wonderful but not too complicated–which we found via the fine folks at TasteOfHome.com.This dessert is quick, easy, and turns out to be a great way to use up any leftover baking chocolate. [photo via tasteofhome]
The big idea is that custard is more decadent than your average chocolate pudding. This smart recipe even combines the sweet taste of both bittersweet and white chocolate for a creamy and tasty result that everyone will love–especially kids, who’ll think you’re some kind of pudding genius…
- 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
- 1 ounce white baking chocolate, melted
- In a small saucepan, heat cream and sugar until bubbles form around sides of pan.
- Add white chocolate; stir until smooth.
- Remove from the heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks; stir a small amount of hot cream mixture into egg yolks.
- Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.
- Transfer to eight 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups.
- Place in a baking pan; add 1 in. of boiling water to pan.
- Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until centers are just set (mixture will jiggle).
- Remove ramekins from water bath; cool for 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Working one at a time, spread bittersweet chocolate over each custard. Immediately place drops of white chocolate over the top and swirl with a toothpick.
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until chocolate is firm.
The great thing about custard is that it can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Try combining your chocolate custard with vanilla or caramel for a tasty custard medley. You can even add your own flavors for an original and unique custard that will impress any crowd. And invite your friends, because this recipe serves 8. You’ll never go back to chocolate pudding again!