One of my favorite desserts from my mother's kitchen is her chocolate pudding. It is simplicity in a bowl, but simply decadent on the tongue. If you need a quick and easy dessert for the holidays, this one is comfort food at its best.
Mother’s Chocolate Pudding
3-1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
¾ cup sugar (brown or white)
2 cups milk
¼ stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
Vanilla wafer cookies
In heavy saucepan, on medium/low heat, bring milk to a near boil.
In small mixing bowl, add dry ingredients and egg.
Dip out small amount of hot milk and add to the bowl. Mix well, then add into the hot milk.
Do not bring to full boil, but stir almost constantly until mixture begins to thicken.
Cook a few additional minutes as you lower the heat.
Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir.
In serving bowl, alternate layers of wafers and chocolate pudding, ending with wafers on top.
Great served warm or room temperature. Quick and easy to prepare.