So, we don't eat a lot of sweets at Sugar Beet Schoolhouse but when we do, we want them to be awesome and homemade, of course. Chef Noelle knocked our socks off with this homemade chocolate pudding one day and we now serve it at our Greenhouse Birthday Parties (it goes with "soil" and gummy worms to make compost cupcake cups.)
We subscribe to Michael Pollan's FOOD RULES when it comes to sugary snacks and food in general. While sweets are over consumed in our culture we think it makes sense that if we eat more quality, homemade treats and less manufactured treats then we'll be more satisfied and eat less sugary stuff over all. This pudding is so good and easy to make.
“If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.” - Michael Pollan
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
3 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 milk
2 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Stir together sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan.
Gradually stir in milk over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Continue to stir until mixture boils, then stir for 1 more minute, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter.
Pour into individual dishes, and press plastic wrap directly on the surface of dish to cover and refrigerate overnight.