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Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Have you ever had a day when things are not going your way.  From cartoons to health magazines, chocolate is there to help offset.  Creamy Chocolate Pudding is a quick simple recipe to ease what ever ails you or for your chocolate sweet tooth.  There may be a few people who do not like chocolate, however, following the food community blogs, they must be few and far between.

Chocolate Fact:  There is a little caffeine in chocolate, darker chocolate can have as much as a can of Coca-Cola.  More interesting facts of chocolate  

Pudding , a dessert for adults, not just kids!

Of course I had to tamper with the original recipe I found in Fight Back With Food:  Use nutrition to heal what ails you”. It is a 2002 edition The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.  This is an interesting  book of defining foods and their nutrients for various diseases with recipes to follow. The pudding recipe recommended soy milk, I have used rice milk, and currently using 2% lactose free milk.  The recipe is “Mint Chocolate Chip Pudding.”  Because mint chocolate flavor is not a favorite of my husband, I used coconut flavoring, giving it a very nice taste.

Inspiration

Chocolate Pudding with Maraschino Cheerries

Chocolate Pudding with Maraschino Cherries

Chocolate Pudding
 
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A creamy chocolate pudding for a quick and easy dessert, eat it plain or dress it up for adult company dinner.
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Recipe type: Pudding
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ⅓/ cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups milk, 2% lactose free
  • ½ teaspoon coconut flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, blend together the brown sugar, cornstarch cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Gradually whisk in the milk until smooth.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisk often to keep it smooth.
  4. Boil for 1 minute or until pudding is thickened.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in the flavorings, coconut and vanilla.
  6. Allow to cool to lukewarm, not yet at room temperature, stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Spoon into 4-6 dessert dishes.
  8. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Notes
This recipe adapted from Mint-Chocolate Chip Pudding in Fight Back with Food, Reader's Digest Assoc.Inc.---------------------Julia Ann and cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice® Spices, bring you great recipes, outstanding herbs and spices for your cooking experience. ©2007-2015 Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk. Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office. “Netta Belle’s Choice® The Art of Gourmet Cookery® cookbookinabox®.All rights reserved.

Recently I had some cherry truffle chocolate ice cream.  Aha!  To add a little pizzazz to the pudding, I diced up some maraschino cherries to stir in with the chocolate chips, topped the dishes with a drizzle of the maraschino juice and a cherry on top.  I was just missing the whipped cream.  I had added some crushed toasted almonds to some of the dishes, which was good too, however almost too much with the size of these dishes.  It became,  “Where is the pudding?”

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Suggested Luncheon for 4


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Skillet Chocolate Fudge

 Christmas Candy!  Skillet Chocolate Fudge

Skillet Chocolate Fudge

Skillet Chocolate Fudge

Christmas Candy or any candy is not in my repertoire, however this was one recipe which was begging to be tried.  Skillet Chocolate Fudge is an old recipe found in a box of recipes stored and forgotten.  It is easy and quick; it does not use a candy thermometer to know when it is ready.  Using the electric skillet at 280 F  does it for you.  

                                         Here is Skillet Chocolate Fudge!

Skillet Chocolate Fudge
 
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A quick and easy chocolate fudge recipe made in a skillet.
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Recipe type: Candy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2 pounds
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • ½ cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate bits
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 9 x 9 inch pan lined with aluminum foil and/or well buttered.
  2. Combine the first 4 ingredients into an electric skillet.
  3. Set the temperature at 280 F.
  4. Stirring to blend, bring the ingredients to a boil.
  5. Boil for 5 minutes while stirring constantly.
  6. Turn the skillet off.
  7. Add the marshmallows, chocolate chips and vanilla.
  8. Stir until the marshmallows and chocolate chips are melted and blended smoothly.
  9. Pour the candy into the prepared pan.
  10. Cool.
  11. If poured into pan lined with aluminum foil,, lift out and cut into squares.
Notes
Milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate chips can be used in place of the semi-sweet chocolate chips. ......................................................................
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There are so many  fudge recipes available on the internet, cookbooks, newspapers and magazines.  I am certainly this has been viewed and used many times.  My original recipe was published in a small booklet put up by the Indiana Public Service in  1977.  What is so special about this,  I made it and it fudged!  I hope you try it and enjoy.

Skillet Chocolate Fudge

Skillet Chocolate Fudge

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Netta Belle’s Choice Chocolate Cake

How many chocolate cake recipes have you collected?

Do you cut out every chocolate cake recipe that you find?  Do you call yourself a chocoholic?
Do you like coffee?  Here is a blend of both chocolate and coffee.  Try Netta Belle’s Choice® Chocolate Cake.

Netta Belle’s Choice® Chocolate Cake  

is an easy moist cake to make. The family will call it their favorite to have after school with milk or take to pot-luck dinners.

Netta Belle's Choice Chocolate Cake

Netta Belle's Choice Chocolate Cake
 
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A moist chocolate cake with a blend of chocolate and coffee. A good everyday cake for family or company without lots of decorating frills. Still tasty.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • NETTA BELLE'S CHOICE CHOCOLATE CAKE
  • ⅔ cup cocoa
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup strong hot coffee
  • WHITE FLUFFY FILLING AND FROSTING
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons to ¼ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. NETTA BELLE'S CHOICE CHOCOLATE CAKE
  2. Preheat oven 350 F.
  3. Line 2 9-inch baking pans with parchment paper, grease and flour the pans.
  4. Dissolve the cocoa in cup of hot water; stir to dissolve. Set aside.
  5. In smaller bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, whisk to blend. Set aside.
  6. In mixing bowl, mix the butter, olive oil and sugar; cream until fluffy.
  7. Add eggs one at a time blending after each addition.
  8. Beat in the vanilla and dissolved cocoa to the creamed sugar.
  9. Alternately adding the dry ingredients with coffee, ½ cup at a time, mix well after each addition..
  10. Pour into prepared baking pans.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until inserted tester comes out clean.
  12. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.
  13. Cool layers before adding filling and frosting.
  14. FLUFFY FILLING AND FROSTING
  15. Put sugar and water in heavy sauce pan, cook to 238 F or soft-ball stage.
  16. Meanwhile beat egg whites and cream of tarter in large bowl until stiff and forms peaks.
  17. When sugar syrup has reached temperature, dip the bottom of the pan in cold water for 1 second to stop the cooking.
  18. Beat the stiff egg whites at high-speed while pouring in a stream of hot sugar syrup.
  19. Add the vanilla, continue beating until frosting has cooled, about 5 minutes.
  20. Spread frosting between layers, the sides and top of the cake.
  21. Melt chocolate chips over hot water of in the microwave 1½ minutes at 50% power.
  22. Drizzle chocolate over the top of the frosting.
Notes
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A slice of Netta Belle's Choice Cocolate Cake

Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee, tea or milk and a big slice of

Netta Belle’s Choice Chocolate Cake.  Ta-da!

 

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