Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Tuesdays with Dorie: Split-Level Pudding

Chosen by Garrett of Flavor of Vanilla. Since my first venture into making homemade pudding when the Chocolate Pudding last year I realized how much better it is than boxed pudding. We've made the Chocolate Pudding and Butterscotch Pudding and this pudding was a vanilla pudding with a layer of chocolate ganache underneath.
Making the pudding isn't difficult you just have to keep your eye on it because it can scorch easily. It was a pain to keep taking the pudding in and out of the mini-chopper/blender so next time I'll just use a little arm power and a whisk. In the 'Playing Around' section Dorie also gives directions for different pudding flavors instead of vanilla, one of them was coffee. Since I had a jar of instant espresso to use up our pudding became coffee flavored. The final product was delicious but I should have spread out the chocolate ganache a little better on the bottom of the cup. Tasty, tasty pudding! Thanks Garrett for the selection.

(sorry for poor quality pictures, it was late at night!)

6 comments:

Clivia said...

Love your photos! I made espresso too. I wish there'd been more ganache.

Melanye K. said...

oooh this looks yummy!

spike. said...

It was espresso for me too! love your pudding cups

TeaLady said...

They look just fine to me. Love the little yellow cups.

pinkstripes said...

I should have made the coffee version. It sounds delicious!

Melissa said...

I agree, the food processor was a pain and I ended up using the whisk for the whole thing. Much easier that way, and it still turned out - I'd rather dirty one utensil than a big bunch of parts any day!

I'd go with more chocolate next time, too. Can't ever have enough. ;)