What to do, what to do with a heap of egg yolks from my various macaron making disasters? (See what happened with the mince pie macarons if you haven’t experienced these yet).
Having recently done a vanilla custard for mince pie ice cream I opted this month for some flavoured custards. First up is chocolate custard pudding. I have based this on the classic baked custard recipe which I used last year but added the compulsory chocolate.
I, as I keep boring everyone, am on a diet. My husband and son fortunately, are not. They were devouring these for pudding a couple of weeks ago and have been pleading for me to make them again. Well ok, the husband is doing the pleading. Ted just points at the fridge insistently and says “No” to every other dessert I’ve pulled out of there since, which I take to mean the same thing. Having tasted my rationed teaspoonful, I can understand why. Given that MacTweets Valentines Special is just around the corner, they won’t have long to wait before I have serious egg yolk build up once more.
Chocolate Custard Puddings
Makes 4-6 ramekins worth depending how deep you make them
250 ml milk
250 ml single or pouring cream
2 egg yolks
110g caster sugar
1/2 tsp chocolate extract (optional – mine is from Lakeland)
80g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped.
1. Preheat oven to 150c. Place the milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat and heat until hot but not boiling.
2. Place eggs, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Whisk until well combined. Slowly pour over the hot milk mixture, whisking well to combine.
3. Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler or the microwave. Stir into the custard.
3. Grease 4-6 ramekins (I used little pudding basins). How many you need is a little unpredictable, on average I find I have enough mixture for 5 but I could probably spread it thinner to six. Alternatively you could go bumper and do 4 big ones. Place in a deep baking tray and pour enough hot water to come halfway up the sides of the dishes. Bake for 35 minutes or until just set. Serve warm or cold. They are super either way.
Chow and Chatter says
oh these look amazing sure you could have a nibble lol
Oh the puddings look so rich and inviting. A fav of men and kids no doubt. Id love it too:)
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
You're so wonderfully disciplined taking one spoonful! 😀
Heavenly Housewife says
Oh, you are such a good girl, I throw my egg yolks away! Bad housewife, bad! Can egg yolks be frozen? I might save them and make a custard.
have loads of egg yolks around is lovely cause you can make ice cream and i totally digged your mince pie one. This, also, is surely a winner with me. Looks so delicious Sarah!
I love pudding au chocolat! Sounds delicious!
Thanks for sharing
I love pudding, especially chocolate. I will take one bowl, please.
deer baby says
How on earth do you resist temptation when you're making all these yummy things? These look divine and I'm a great Donna Hay fan.
bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets) says
You've got some amazing self control. Me-i seem to have become a vacuume cleaner. Looks lovely and I can just imagine little Ted now. He's soooo cute xoxo
Looks and tastes sinfully good!
The Cooking Ninja says
I have the opposite problem. I have 5 whites in my fridge waiting for me. Still trying to think what to do with them. lol! Besides the amaretti & flotting islands, I want to try something else. Got to dig out my cookbooks. lol!
We should have an egg swap. I'm always left with loads of egg whites from weekly ice cream experiments!
I love pudding and struggle to find decent specimens in the shops, so I am going to be giving these a bash this weekend. I idiotically threw all of my yolks in the same freezer bag, so looks like I'll need to get the chisel out first!
Kitchen Butterfly says
Yummy….I wish my husband loved choccie puds…..Hmmmm
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
Boy I'm having trouble keeping up with all my comments!! But I shan't complain!
@chowandchatter I am picture of restraint at moment!!
@donna FFW it did keep them quiet for a minute yes
@lorraine Hope it lasts!!
@heavenlyh I know whites can but not sure about yolks
@diva yes will do ice cream again next, glad you liked mince pie one
@mamatkamal Thank you!
@bethie Big or small?
@deerbaby Her books are beautiful but I've found the recipes unpredictable
@bethany I have certainly had vacuum cleaner moments
@tasteofbeirut Thank you!
@thecookingninja I MUST make iles flottantes for they are my favourite french pudding
@scottcancook That sounds eminently sensible!!
@57varieties They were very easy. A bain marie is nothing to be scared of I now realise
@kitchenbutterfly Doesn't he like chocolate? Oh well all the more for you!
Tracy @ Sugarcrafter says
Wow does that look rich! I have been craving chocolate lately and am totally drooling right now, haha.
I'll have to try that. Looks simple and yet very delicious.
Barbara Bakes says
I haven't had any chocolate pudding lately. I'm wishing I had some of yours tonight!
Rambling Tart says
Oh Sarah, I love the look of these! They may just have to be my weekend indulgence! 🙂
Sarah, Maison Cupcake says
@tracy It's not that rich, I think it was juuuust right
@marymoh It's very very easy
@barbarabakes Aw wish you lived in London and I could send you some
@ramblingtart They are a real treat definitely!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
Those look very promising and delicous!
faithy, the baker says
I'm a chocoholic so that certainly is going be in my to bake list soon! Looks sooo good & heavenly!
Jeanne @ Cooksister! says
Your two boys are very lucky – this looks like a little pot of heaven!