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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Quick Microwave Chocolate Pudding

Whenever I ask my 11 year old to make a list for our weekly grocery shopping, the two things instantly that come to her mind are chocolate pudding and macaroni & cheese. They are so appealing to her that she never gets tired of them. If given a choice, she can survive on them alone. Chocolate pudding is her most favorite evening snack and so obviously, none of our grocery shopping goes by without buying cartons of chocolate pudding.
While she enjoys those store bought puddings, I keep worrying looking at the long list of chemicals added in the form of preservatives to the simple pudding. And so I was thinking of trying it at home from a long time now. Recently when I was browsing for condensed milk recipes, I came across this recipe at allrecipes and was impressed by the positive reviews the recipe got. The recipe is very simple even for a novice cook and can be prepared in a jiffy. I consider it a hit as my daughter was happy with this pudding. Try it if you are looking for a quick one to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Ingredients: (4 servings)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 cups milk (at room temperature or warm)
1 tsp vanilla essence

* Mix sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a microwave safe bowl.
* Gradually add milk to the bowl and whisk so that no dry lumps are present.
* Microwave the mixture for 3 minutes on HIGH. Remove and stir the mixture. Again at one minute intervals, cook for about 2 minutes or until shiny and thick.
* Stir in the vanilla and butter.
* If serving cold, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming and chill. (I skipped this step as my daughter likes to eat the pudding at room temperature.)

* I halved the recipe to get 2 servings and it was done under less than 4 minutes.

This goes to BM#24 under the theme of "Cooking with Appliances". Check here to find out what others are cooking during the marathon.



Vimitha Anand said...

Simple and delicious pudding

PriyaVaasu said...

My kiddo too would love this!!!!Looks so delicious!!!!

Priya said...

Prefect for sudden cravings,will definitely satisfy my sweet tooth.

Srimathi said...

I agree, this is what my 8 yr old asks for very time we go shopping too. Its nice that you have made the pudding at home.

Saras said...

Finger linking pudding.. I too tried this and it is absolutely delish..

The Pumpkin Farm said...

beautiful presentation :)

Jayashree said...

Ooey...gooey goodness. No wonder it is a hit with kids.

Anonymous said...

This is simply mouth watering.. Slurppp

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so delicious.Love your mugs!

Maha Gadde said...

yummy and tasty.

Anonymous said...

Suma, can you clarify if butter is part of the recipe? You've said to stir it in with vanilla, but it's not in the ingredients, clarity on how much of it to put would be fabulous.

Thanks for all your amazing recipes, I've used several and loved them

DivyaGCP said...

Such an easy way to make delicious pudding.. Thanks for sharing this method.. My daughter will just love it..

Rajani S said...

Bookmarking this!

Chef Mireille said...

perfect consistency

Pavani said...

Same pinch on the "snackpack" pudding buying scenario in our house.
Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm so going to make it. This is such a quick and easy recipe.

Srivalli said...

Suma, this is one of those simple dishes we can get our kids love right..I too always wonder how chocolate and macaroni are part of kids fancy..my boys have started liking macaroni with just tomato sauce, so I end up making these two often too..:)

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

oh that is finger lickling... even older people love this!!!
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