Well it looks like we have survived the rains of the past few days. Would you believe the rain was so bad here this week (and especially last night) that the county schools were closed!!! They are using their "snow days" already. Let's hope that we have some sunshine here for a while. We're all going to Kings Dominion tomorrow so I'm really hoping the sun stays out. Amusement parks are definitely no fun in the rain!
Coleens food blog. Please check out her blog if you are not familiar with it. Every recipe I have tried from her site is a winner. This one too!!! And easy. The only change I made was not to add the coffee. It was quite chocolately without it. I also love pudding "skin" so I did not put plastic wrap on it. Another must is whipped cream. It just adds so much to it. This is so much better than boxed pudding and worth the extra steps!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay dry!!!
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 rounded tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch
pinch of salt
2 (12 ounce) cans evaporated milk (not low fat)
1 tablespoon strong coffee
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients together until there are no lumps (this will also help incorporate it into the liquids). Whisk in the evaporated milk and coffee, until smooth.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with rubber spatula. When the mixture starts to thicken, turn the heat down to medium low. Once it starts to bubble, continue cooking, stirring constantly (in figure 8 motion), for one minute.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Pour into dessert dishes and place plastic wrap (if you don't care for skin) or waxed paper directly on the surface of the hot pudding. Chill completely and serve with whipped cream.