Chocolate pudding recipe

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Hello all.

 

Came across a recipe for a chocolate pudding.

Except the translation seems a bit odd.

Hoping someone can translate this better than Google.

I think it involves milk . Cornstarch. Cocoa powder and sugar. 

Except the amount of sugar seems very low and I don't understand the part about 50%cocoa. It comes in 100% cocoa only right?

 

viel Speisestärke für wenig Geld

Reviewed in Germany on 15 March 2020

Größe: 2,5kg Beutel

Hier kommt ein sehr großer Vorrat Speisestärke für wenig Geld. Ich benutze sie zum Kochen. Immer dann, wenn ich etwas andicken möchte (Soßen, Suppen etc.) und dazu nicht zum fertigen Maggi- oder Knorr-Päckchen greifen möchte.

Auch mein Puddingpulver mache ich selbst. Das vermeidet jede Menge Müll. Denn für 1 Liter Schokopudding braucht man 2 vorgefertigte Päckchen (meine "Mannschaft" schreit fast täglich nach Pudding). Hierzu mische ich bis zu 50% reines Kakaopulver (Backkakao) mit Speisestärke (keinen Zucker). Für einen Liter Milch nehme ich dann 1 Esslöffel Zucker in den Topf und gieße mit dem Rest von 1 Liter Milch auf. Zuvor habe ich 100g meines Puddingpulvers mit einem gutem Schwapp Milch und einem Eigelb verrührt. Sobald die Milch im Topf heiß ist (noch nicht hoch steigend), gebe ich unter ständigem Rühren meine Mischung in die heiße Milch. Fertig ist der Pudding, sobald er im Topf blubbert...immer fleißig rühren, damit der Pudding nicht anbrennt. Das Eiweiß wird schnell steif geschlagen und statt Sahne dazu gegessen.

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What @katheliz said; the author makes a mix of 50% cocoa and 50% cornstarch

 

Then, to make pudding with 1 liter of milk she uses 100 grams of her mix, a tablespoon of sugar and an egg yolk

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On 20/02/2021, 14:32:47, RedMidge said:

Looks way too finicky for me!

My go to choc dessert is Delia Smith's Chocolate Mousse- only 4 ingredients plus whipped cream!

 

Would love to hear it. 

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On 21/02/2021, 07:34:07, martinamr said:

What @katheliz said; the author makes a mix of 50% cocoa and 50% cornstarch

 

Then, to make pudding with 1 liter of milk she uses 100 grams of her mix, a tablespoon of sugar and an egg yolk

100 grams of the mix. Makes sense. Can't wait to try.

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I‘ve been debating in my mind whether it‘s 50-50 based on weight or on volume.

 

Probably weight because that‘s how Germans measure dry ingredients.

 

1 tablespoon sugar doesn‘t sound anywhere near enough; then again I have a sweet tooth ;-)

 

This might be the chocolate mousse recipe referred to above:

 

https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/french/a-very-chocolatey-mousse

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3 hours ago, martinamr said:

I've been debating in my mind whether it's 50-50 based on weight or on volume.

 

Probably weight because that's how Germans measure dry ingredients.

 

1 tablespoon sugar doesn't sound anywhere near enough; then again I have a sweet tooth ;-)

 

This might be the chocolate mousse recipe referred to above:

 

https://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/european/french/a-very-chocolatey-mousse

On 21/02/2021, 07:34:07, martinamr said:

What @katheliz said; the author makes a mix of 50% cocoa and 50% cornstarch

 

Then, to make pudding with 1 liter of milk she uses 100 grams of her mix, a tablespoon of sugar and an egg yolk

You're right. I thought one tablespoon seemed low too. Maybe the author made a mistake and it's supposed to be one cup? On the other hand milk contains natural sugar anyway. Maybe it tastes plenty sweet enough without ???

 

Idk though one liter of milk should be enough for 4 people. I can't imagine one tablespoon tasting very sweet.

 

wondering if anyone tried anything similar,

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One liter of milk should make enough pudding for 5-6 people imho.

 

Germans don‘t really use „cups“ as a unit of measure.

 

Maybe look at other pudding recipes to get a feel for the sugar amount.

 

Or just try this recipe as it is and consider it an experiment :-)

 

 

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And maybe a sprinkle of sugar and cocoa powder.

I'd have added a teaspoon of vanilla to the pudding.

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14 hours ago, food mom said:

... and don't forget to whip the egg white (with no sugar) and top the pudding with it (instead of cream).

 

I wondered if she folded that in at the end so it cooked in the available heat and still stayed light, but she did say exactly what you've written, and :huh: was exactly my reaction as well. Who would do that?:o

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Re: egg whites: my grandmother used to do that when she made eggnog for us when we were kids. Took many years to get used to it. But eventually my tastebuds changed, and I grew to like it. She was of eastern European descent, and that's how they did it on the farm. 

 

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17 hours ago, food mom said:

Re: egg whites: my grandmother used to do that when she made eggnog for us when we were kids. Took many years to get used to it. But eventually my tastebuds changed, and I grew to like it. She was of eastern European descent, and that's how they did it on the farm. 

 

 

My MiL, who is from East Prussia and came to Germany as a refugee during WWII, does this - I find it very strange, but my GerMan grew up with it and likes it. :o

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