Recipe: Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Pudding

The recipe this week is for homemade dark chocolate pudding. There is nothing better to me than freshly made warm chocolate pudding. Well, actually any warm pudding: vanilla, butterscotch, tapioca, they are all yummy to me.

But first I need to talk about an upsetting blog that I read recently. I’ve been following Jeanine’s blog www.thebakingbeauties.com for awhile. I love to read her blog and especially love to try her recipes. She is a fellow mom living in Manitoba. I was quite upset to learn that she is taking a break from her blog due to a lot of negative comments regarding the photos of her food.

I find this quite hurtful for she is just a Mom trying to feed her family great tasting gluten free food. Yes, there are blogs out there that have amazing photos. And I too try to better myself in my photos but that is not why I or I am sure Jeanine, took on the challenge of writing a blog.

For myself, after my diagnosis of Celiacs I had tried many gluten free processed foods and found most to be, well, not appetizing. I had always baked and cooked for my family and decided to challenge myself to make great tasting gluten free food.

I also took the challenge to figure out computers. You see, I am not very computer illiterate. You can ask my grown kids, who are always trying to help me out with various computer issues.

So this is how I started blogging. One to share recipes that I had found to be successful in Calgary. We have altitude issues here, especially for baking, and I wanted to share what works for me. Two, I also wanted to learn more about computers, and found I was quite happy with myself when I could successfully attach photos to a word document.

I follow many gluten free blogs, and most of the bloggers I am sure, are not making any income from the blog. They are just sharing with others, recipes that have filled their families bellies, and have tasted great. Please send Jeanine a note and let her know that her blog is worth continuing, to try and ignore the negative comments, and continue coming up with great gluten free recipes for the rest of us to enjoy!

Here is the recipe for dark chocolate pudding. It is really easy to make and I hope you will try it.

[print_this]Recipe: Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Pudding

¼ cup cornstarch
½ cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp good vanilla
3cups of milk
½-3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I use E.Guittard bittersweet chocolate wafers that I buy at Williams Sonoma)

Combine in a double boiler, the cornstarch,sugar and salt. Whisk to combine. Turn heat to low-medium and whisk in milk.

Stir-turn down heat to low and mixture will take 10-15 minutes to thicken. Add vanilla-stir. Then add chocolate wafers.

Stir for a few minutes and remove from heat.
Cover pudding with plastic wrap while cooling to prevent film on top.
Serve with cream.

Enjoy!


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4 comments add yours

  1. I love anthropology!-now that they have a store in Calgary it allowed me to shop there for that teacup..love all the designs!

  2. Carrie: I have been on a Celiac diet for about 10 years. I like food…no I love food. My husband and I have been experimenting and have come up with quite a few tasty recipes. Two of them we use a lot is Taco Pizza, Potato Pizza, oh then there is also the Tofu Cheesecake which NO ONE has turned down. We also make a crockpot Hot Fudge Cake and lots of different kinds of cookies. I do a lot of stir fry like Hawaiian Chicken. I am allergic to tomatoes, cukes, oranges, strawberries and a few other things, so we work around them. Most of the time I use raspberries and blueberries and cherries instead of strawberries. Anyway, I just wanted to share a bit with you. I am glad to know that there are others out in the world who share their recipes. I compiled a cookbook and share it with folks. I ask that others not sell it, but pass on what they like to help others. Bless you for being caring. I am a retired art educator. Right now my big thing is beading and knitting. As a cancer survivor I knit chemo caps for others. I also make jewelry to match the hats if someone so desires. I have used many media over the years. I did not mean to write a book.

  3. This is really wonderful, thank you for the pictures they really help me visualize what I’m supposed to be doing!

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