Desserts are a good way to keep up with the festive season, and the best way to make sure you’re not leaving anything out is to try to make a chocolate pudding from scratch.
While some desserts like zumbo or a chai latte may require you to make your own vanilla or chocolate extract, these homemade desserts are perfect for those who don’t have access to the cream or chocolate needed to make traditional desserts.
For example, the zumbo dessert recipe below will make just a few ingredients, but will require a few hours to make.
1 tablespoon of almond butter 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 eggs, room temperature 1 tablespoon powdered sugar 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups chocolate, softened to room temperature, room temp, or at room temperature Directions To make zumbo pudding: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly, for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, stir in remaining 1 tablespoon almond butter, and allow to cool.
Add the vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined.
If you have a mixer, make sure the sugar is at room temp.
Add to the chocolate mixture, whisk, and blend until smooth.
Remove the whisk from the mixture and set aside.
Make chocolate pudding: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar to the saucepan.
Bring over to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
While the pudding is cooking, add 1/4 cup of milk to the pan and whisk until thickened.
Remove pudding from heat and pour into a piping bag, filling to the top of the bag.
Fill the bag about halfway with chocolate and then spoon over the pudding.
Let sit for 20 minutes.
Pour chocolate mixture over pudding, and then bake for 35 minutes, or until edges of the cake start to set.
Allow to cool before slicing.
Notes This recipe is a modified version of one originally posted on zumbo.com.
It has been adapted to be gluten-free.
I am a big fan of zumbo, and I have a couple of zumba recipes in my recipe book.