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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

TWD: Chocolate Pudding AND Pudding Pops!

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I have a bit of a confession that I am happy to own up to. When I read that this week's recipe pick from Melissa of Its Melissa's Kitchen was for the Chocolate Pudding I was both excited and, honestly, not that excited. You see, I recently made a homemade Chocolate Pudding, and it just wasn't that good. I felt like I wasted the ingredients. It was too thick and it just wasn't, well, all that I dreamed it would be - partly I think it was due to too much melted chocolate.

So, on the one hand, I was excited to try again with this recipe from Dorie and to be making something chocolate this week, but I was also afraid of another let down in the pudding department.

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Well - no disappointment here. I can't begin to tell you how very, very, very good this recipe is. If you like chocolate even a little, or if you like pudding only a little, well, this would be the recipe that could forever convert you into wanting to eat bowlful after bowlful. It is THAT GOOD.

I had planned to make mine into a pie, because that was always the way I liked it best - as in, I haven't had a pudding before that could stand up to what I wanted it to be on its own. That was before. Honestly, I ended up devouring one whole serving still warm from the pot. After that I made two 3/4 cup ramekins and put the rest into popcicle molds. Those are still freezing so I'll have to let you know how they turn out later. I also later ate some more after giving the pudding a chance to set up abd even dipped in a few of the chocolate sable wedges from our zoo picnic the other day. Still really, really goooood - the pudding and the cookies.

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OK, enough raving and ranting from me - make sure to go and check out what all the other Tuesdays with Dorie fabulous folks are up to this week! (And get the book already! You need it!)

UPDATE! Look! Pudding Pops! And they ROCK!!!

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FYI - I won the popsicle mold at a raffle, but you can get them from Amazon too -
they have tons of other cute molds on there too!

53 comments:

Melissa said...

Pie, popsicles, straight from the bowl...it all sounds great! Glad it wasn't a disappointment!

Peabody said...

I made mine into a pudding pop as well. But I haven't eaten it yet.
Glad that this was all you hoped it would be and more.

ostwestwind said...

Glad to hear that you were not disappointed. I agree this recipe is worth to try.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo - pudding pops and pudding with chocolate sables both sound fabulous!

Kayte said...

I just love all the little research bits you do...how fun was that to get to compare two recipes for the same product so close together? Always fun to compare, isn't it? Great photos...you are so wonderful at photos and posts! And the food...well, lovely, just lovely.

Rebecca said...

Wow, that color is gorgeous! Must. Try. Sables.

Jayne said...

Oh yum...with the sables? YUM.

rainbowbrown said...

Yum, popsicles. How perfect. Hope they turn out well and glad you found a good recipe. I liked this one too.

Bumblebutton said...

You are so smart and chocolatey today! Yum to all!

Teanna said...

Mmmmmm! Wow... sables. It looks so good! So creamy!

nancysrecipes said...

Your pudding looks fantastic ~ I love your photos!

Mara said...

chocolate for all, this was such a great recipe..!! i also had some not so excited about pudding tasters but they were converted by bowl's end!

Natashya said...

Mmmm that looks so good. Please mail me a pudding pop when they come out of the freezer.

Tempered Woman said...

oh sweet bejeebus~ I use to be a pudding pop addict. When I was a kid, I'd clinch right up in excitement every time Bill Cosby came on with his sweet sweet commercial. I'd sneak them out of the freezer and hide the sticks in my sock drawer. I was odd even then, right?
Thank you because honestly? I'd never have thought to freeze the pudding to make my beloved pudding pops. I'm brain dead like that...

kim said...

ooh, the pops look delicious! and i'm glad you liked this pudding recipe so much more than the other one. this one was my first try at homemade and i loved it :)

The Kitchen Vixen said...

OMG! Pudding pops! I think I've just wet myself. I HAVE to make this in again and make pudding pops!

CB said...

I want that pudding pop! You are so creative. Damn you and your creativity. Why didn't I think of that!??! HAHA.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mary Ann said...

That pudding pop looks so good! I forgot how much I used to love those as a kid! Thanks for reminding me of that great idea!

Jules Someone said...

That looks so good! All if it! Yum. I'm dreaming of that pudding pop.

Half Baked said...

Those pudding pops look awesome! nice job:)

Lillian said...

Wow -- great photos. I wish we'd had enough pudding left over for pops, but it went fast. Maybe next time! Where did you find those great pop holders?

Jenny said...

Yum yum yum.

Linda said...

The frozen pudding pop sounds unbelievably good!!!

Susie Homemaker said...

that settles it...when i get home I am definitely freezing mine in the popsicle mold I bought...I was just afraid it wouldn't work! Thanks! Great job...

Prudy said...

Pops look fab! Great idea. I loved the warm pudding too. I was suprised to love it so, since I've been iffy about pudding my whole life. Great job!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

glad this one wasn't a disappointment! looks great, and i want a bite of that pop!!

Madam Chow said...

That's it - I have to make pudding pops!

Anne said...

Your pops look awesome as does the regular pudding. :) Nice job!

Christine said...

I love pudding pops! Your pudding looks awesome, great job!

Pamela said...

Glad to see you enjoyed the recipe so much. And your popsicles ROCK! What a great idea.

Heather B said...

I ate some of mine warm too! I like it better than eating it cold anyway! Yours looks delicious with the cookies!

Di said...

I thought about making pudding pops, too, but by the time I came up with the idea, all the pudding was gone. I guess I'll just have to make more... =)

Roni said...

I love the pudding pop idea. How clever!

lemontartlet said...

Give pudding pops now! How is it that you are always so beyond skilled? What would I have to bribe you with to get you to come live in my kitchen?

Jacque said...

Oooh, pudding pops! you definitely get a gold star for that idea.

It all looks fantastic!

becs said...

pudding pops...very cute. Yep this one was definitely worth raving about!

LyB said...

I am so getting popsicle molds! I have to make room in my freezer though, or get a bigger freezer! Isn't it great when a recipe is better than we expected? :)

Sharon said...

Love the popsicle! How awesome and probably much better then the fudgepops of yesteryears.

bakersbakery said...

Yay for pudding pops!

P.S. I've given you the Yum Yum Blog Award. Check out my blog to get it!

Claudia said...

Just how cool is your chocolate pudding popsicle! Great idea!

Claudia said...

Just how cool is your chocolate pudding popsicle! Great idea!

Prudence - Cake Chica said...

Yum! I LOVE the popsicle idea!! That rocks!

Lauren said...

Love your blog. Pudding Pops, I'll think of you instead of BIll Cosby.

Carol Peterman said...

Yea, this pudding rocks! Now I need to go make pops, those look so good.

Kelly D said...

Just when I thought it was OK to leave the pudding behind, you make pudding pops. Now, I will have to try those...

carmencooks said...

Thank you!! Yours are GORGEOUS as well! Pudding pops were a great idea - I halved the recipe and now it's all gone .. wish I kept it all and made some pops like you did!

mimi said...

oh. my. goodness. PUDDING POPS!!! love, love, love pudding pops. must make pudding pops. yours look terrific!!

Shandy said...

You still tried Dorie's pudding recipe, EVEN after being disappointed just a short time ago. Yay! Your photos of the pudding look soooo delicious and the chocolate pudding popsicle, WoW! What a great idea! =D

Flourchild said...

I love your popsicle forms. Your pictures are amazing!

aaliyah said...

I am so happy for you that you didn't just cash in and not make the pudding. I am also happy that it worked out for you, your pudding pops look great too. I look forward to your post next week.

Amy said...

Mmmm your pudding looks amazing! And that pudding pop???? Yum!!

Dolores said...

Pudding pops! I'm so-oooo doing that with Dorie's multi-layered pudding. Yum!

Jaime said...

glad you liked dorie's recipe better. ok, so sorry for sounding stupid, but i never realized that pudding pops were just frozen pudding!! i can't wait to make this again now :)

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