Sunday, May 25, 2008

Double Chocolate Pudding Parfait

A chat between Child Ego and Adult Ego of yours truly.

Child Ego: I want chocolate pudding
Adult Ego: No, you shouldn’t! It is full of fat….you should stay away from it and eat healthy
Child Ego: No, it is good for bones!
Adult ego: What?? Who said so?
Child Ego: Susan said so!
Adult Ego: Susan? Who?
Child Ego: Susan of Food Blogga!
Adult Ego: What did she say?
Child Ego: She asked to eat chocolate pudding to get enough calcium for bones!!
Adult Ego: Really?
Child Ego: She also said that building strong bones early in life helps prevent osteoporosis later in life…..she eats chocolate pudding to get calcium….she is quite wise.
Adult Ego: hmm…interesting!
Child Ego: I want chocolate pudding….I want chocolate pudding…..
Adult Ego: well……let’s make then!!!

Adult Ego heads to kitchen and Child Ego sits there happily thinking of the silky and creamy chocolate pudding :)

Double Chocolate Pudding Parfait
(Recipe Source: Gourmet Magazine, 2008)

  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup + 2tbsp sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup + 1tbsp unsweetend cocoa powder, divided
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 4oz fine quality semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • Mix together cornstarch, ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder and a pinch of salt in a saucepan, then gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, whisking until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate and butter until melted. Transfer pudding to a bowl and give a quick chill by setting in an in ice bath and stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream with vanilla and remaining 2tbsp sugar and 1 tbsp cocoa powder until it holds stiff peaks.
  • Layer pudding followed by cream, into serving bowls. You may repeat the layers. Chill for one hour and dust it with some cocoa powder before serving.
Verdict: Both adult ego and child ego gave a thumbs up after enjoying the pudding parfait. The silkiness of the choclate pudding complemented quite well with the creaminess of whipped cream. Easy to put together and dangerously addictive.

Enjoy the long weekend !


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  1. wow!!!!!!
    looks yummy!!!

  2. Yeah sure why not :) And when you are at it throw in ice creams and sundaes, all very good for the bones

  3. This looks sinfully good! I don't mind having this even if it means more exercise to burn the excess calories :)

  4. Hi Shn, I am back after my short escapade!!
    Wow .. love the color contrasts.. Good explanation to convince onself for the frequent indulgence!!
    You have been making some lovely and tempting sweets the past two weeks..:))

  5. Kollaam, pudding kazhikaan nalla excuse kittiallo! :) I just made kulfi :D

  6. I do agree with both the ego they are looking deliious

  7. hey that's not fair - your child ego stole the lines from my child ego! ;)

  8. HeHe!! I never ever counted calories in my life and my bones are excellent as the doctor says!:))
    Once in a while, having a bowl of Ice cream and Pudding is not a bad idea at all, enjoy. Loved the dialogue errr... monologue!! Happy Monday!:))

  9. Shn, all the 200-300 bones + child in me + adult in me is crying out...plsss gimme that DCPP!! :D Honestly Shn, thats a very lovely dessert!! Yumm...

  10. Hi Shn,

    This is an adorable post. And I really like your Child Ego since she thinks I'm wise! ;)

    Your parfait looks scrumptious. And I just happen to have all of the ingredients for it.... :)


  11. What an adorable post! I love the child ego too!

  12. Ummm...yummy pudding...and the write up is also good..

  13. That looks awesome and the ela adai is just so tempting.

  14. loved your dailogue..:)... and your pudding looks delish!
    will try it soon:)

  15. okay... that is good to know :) Though my adult ego would never refuse to stay away from any fat... so I won't have to use this argument... The pudding looks delicious!

  16. Haha! Nice rendition of the egos there...I would give up on my adult ego for this parfait...

  17. As my logic goes FAT is a storehouse of this era of conservatism we have to conserve it rather than burn it of carelessly by running on treadmills!!!

    Doesnt sound better!!;-P

    talkin of the dessert i dont have much to say than ..Fed Ex it!!;-P

  18. Hehe..I don't have adult ego at all :)). So I am going to make this :D.

  19. Your site gave the devil in my heart big power. The devil said to me. "Eat this thing which I was sweet, and seemed to be delicious" As a result, I lost a fight with the devil. I was dieting so... (T_T)
    From Japan

  20. I want chocolate pudding….I want chocolate pudding… I want chocolate pudding…I want chocolate pudding…!! Loks SO YUM!!! And definately GOOD for the bones! 2 thumbs up!! forget the calories and such...

  21. hilarious post mishy. LOL... now thats a better way to indulge ourselves in eating something as sinful as double choco pafait, simply think of big and small ego;)

  22. I wouldn't care for my ego if I were to be given this pudding :D

  23. Gorgeous pudding!! Am so making this!! :)

  24. Hmmm....Im just trying to keep myself away from sweets these days and iam doing a bit of dieting. But since I got a bad sweet tooth I just cant resist teh sight of yummy desserts like this.. I just feel like having it now.:(

  25. Such a yummy pudding. The recipe looks sweet & simple :-)


  26. that's my way of eating calcium, definitely!! the child ego and i fight over a tub here.

  27. :)

    out of all sins...sme of the more sinful stuff is really very chocolate for instance...

  28. Arrrrrrrrgh!! Mishmash no!!
    :(( Halp! :((


    Enne thadipichitte vidulu alle? Sigh!

    Next weekend project this vonley :D

  29. Nayana, Thank you :)

    Sandeepa, hehehhe...sure dear :)

    Anne, those who exercise regularly need not count calories.....i feel guilty coz i dont exercise regularly :P

    Swati, thanks, my friend :)

    Jyothsna, certain desserts are hard to resist, though i dont have a sweet tooth :)

    Happy Cook, thanks :) How ve u been?

    Arundathi, did she? :D

    Asha, i dont have any control when we go out for dinner, when I eat all that fatty stuff outside, sometimes, i tend to be careful while cooking at home....:)

    Purnima, give it a wont be disappointed :)

    Susan, she likes aunt susan too :))

    Nabeela, thank you...I am not able to access ur page...made it private?

    Hetal, glad to know that you enjoyed reading :)

    Laavanya, thanks :)

    Nanditha, dankyu :P

    Sig, I dont care either especially when i eat individual portions, the problem is when I make such things at home, I will end up eating the major portion of it as CJJ is not a dessert person...thats the reason I stay away from making such things at home :)

    Rachel, am sure you would like this dessert...its light and creamy :)

    Mathew, your comment made both of us smile as we both of us are those careless types:)

    Shilpa, :) thanks and let me know how it turned out for you...!

    Edamame, yeah...when it comes to food, devil always wins the fight :) Thanks you :)

    A cook at heart,Sia, Suganya, Kalai, Shab, Namrtha, Anitha, Mallugirl thanks a bunch :)

    Mystique wanderer, you re so right !! thanks and welcome here :)

    Mac, wise approach is to make when you have friends coming you get to eat only a small portion of this, otherwise you will end up like me eating the major chunk of it and then feeling guilty for eating all that cream and choco :D


  30. Che che! Life is too short to waste good dessert on other people :D I NEVER share desserts ;) I never feel guilty for eating either though I do all my calorie increase naatak. Heh heh heh!

  31. corn starch nu pakaram corn flour use chaiyamo mish.??

  32. I missed this post completely.
    Woman's age, Man's salary and food's calories are subjects that are never spoken of in wise people's language. See who is calling herself wise

  33. o.. thanks..:-)

    & wht about cocoa pwder and semi sweet chocolate.. what brand i have to buy .. and from where.. oonnum vicharikkalle.. onnum ariyathonda chodikkane...

  34. I use Nestle TollHouse's semi sweet chocolate morsels and for cocoa powder,i think any brand should be fine ....u get in all supermarkets

  35. Hahaha..... So was the adult ego hurt??

  36. HI! SHN



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