Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chocolate Coffee Pudding : TWD

“The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
Don Quixote de la Mancha


You would think something like chocolate pudding would be stress-free. I figured 'hey. that's not too hard. Let me whip it up before cooking dinner.'


Well, the actual pudding was relatively easy to make. I just should have heeded the other reviewers that commented their food processors were too small, and double check my own. I figured mine would be big enough since its a pretty good size. I was blending along, oblivious to the construction of the processor, and that once it gets up over the edge of the blade attachment, it can leak.

oops.


I quickly transferred everything from the processor to the blender, where everything DID fit, and finished it up. It doesn't appear to be any worse for wear, though in the second cooking it was a bit foamy, it settled down when I added the chocolate and butter.


I decided to keep pretty true to the recipe, except for a little bit of punch I opted for some Starbucks coffee liqueur instead of vanilla. The taste isn't too noticeable in the finished product, but overall it is a deep rich chocolaty delite.

We give the pudding 2 thumbs up, though next time I think I'll opt to do all of the work in the blender.

The recipe for Dorie's Chocolate Pudding Can be found over at Its Melissas Kitchen, or in Baking: From My Home To Yours, written by Dorie Greenspan.

26 comments:

Peabody said...

Ha! I live in Seattle and I didn't even know that Starbucks had a liqueuer. Sounds like a good addition.

Engineer Baker said...

Dangit! I went with the bare bones recipe, and now all I want is coffee chocolate pudding. This is all your fault.

Katrina said...

I think the liquer came from a regular liquor store. The label reccomends drinking it straight, but its darn powerful stuff. I usually mix it with milk over ice for drinking, or straight as a flavor in cooking.

April said...

Love the idea of adding the liquer. I'm sure it was delicious.

Rebecca said...

Adding liqueur instead of vanilla is a great idea! Just more, more, more. ;)

erin lou said...

I wish I would have done the coffee route! Your pudding sounds delicious!

Bumblebutton said...

Sounds delicious, and nice save with the blender!

Teanna said...

Ohhhh Starbucks liquer! Brilliant! Coffee and alcohol and chocolate are sure bets! haha!

Mara said...

looks so yummy...coffee added in sounds fabulous. i did two types of chocolate and irish cream liquer..hee hee.

Prudy said...

I love the look of your dark brown pudding with the background of your blog. It's pure art, visual and physical.

Natashya said...

Your pudding looks wonderful. I also love the background of your blog.

PheMom said...

I bet that was a fabulous addition to the pudding! Great job!

Melissa said...

The coffee is a great idea!

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

hey
that's a very interesting and unique recipe..good, am making it this weekend !!

Susie Homemaker said...

hmmm - your post makes me wish I liked coffee!
Nice job! (and glad your FP is OK!

Roni said...

Your pudding look delish! I like to add a couple of espresso shots to my chocolate pudding :)

rainbowbrown said...

Hooray for coffee and liqueur! Nice nice nice.

Christine said...

The coffee liqueur was a wonderful addition! Same thing happened to me with my fp. Your pudding looks delicious!

Pamela said...

The coffee liquer was a great idea. Nice job!

Jayne said...

Yum - the coffee liqueur sounds really good. I wish I'd flavored mine with something besides the vanilla. Mmmm...coffeeeeeeee...

Heather B said...

Love the Starbucks addition! Great job!

confectiona said...

Ooh -- coffee liqueur. Now I have to make the pudding again!

Sharon said...

Yum! Even though I don't like coffee sounds like a real flavor boost!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Love it! We're coffee addicts :)

Jacque said...

LOL, same thing happened to me with the food processor... first it was leaking out the top (while blending) then out the bottom (when stopped). Lesson learned!

Your pudding looks great!

Jules Someone said...

Looks really yummy!