Once again we have a recipe to test, chocolate pudding. The goal of the recipe is to create a pudding with a silky texture and a rich chocolate flavor. As before this recipe was sent to us from Cook's Illustrated. I took 56 pictures of Marty doing the majority of this recipe. I did a little stirring and a whole lot of washing up. I have selected less than 20 to show him hard at work. Remember to click on the pictures to enlarge them.
No, I did not mess up and blur the picture. That is steam coming off the pudding. It is being poured into a strainer. Little bits of chocolate and eggs need to be removed.
More steam as the pudding oozes out of the strainer. The blurry yellow is the spatula Marty is hitting on the side of the strainer.
This did not ring our chimes on the chocolate flavor. Even though Marty is totally a dark chocolate person, he wanted the sweeter flavor from his childhood. Or of the chocolate pie I make. Me too. Semi sweet chocolate would make us happier. Also with the work involved in making this (not that hard, but takes some time and effort) I thought it should have something like Grand Marnier in it. It needed a little more elegance for the fancy expensive chocolate used.