The whole purpose of Taste and Create was, and has been, and continues to be to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. The participants of the event are paired together and try a new recipe from one another’s blog.

This month is a special 3 year anniversary where we are showcasing desserts.  I was paired with MY GREEN MOUTH, who is a relatively new blogger (so it made it easy to choose a dessert – I love chocolate!) and is dedicated to cooking green.
Homemade Chocolate Pudding
1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 organic eggs (I used Eggland’s best)
6 ounces chopped or shaved chocolate 
4 cups organic milk
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
Her recipe is an adaptation of a classic recipe from the superb Ms. Betty Crocker! I halved her recipe and had plenty! 
  • In a large pot, mix the sugar, cornstarch, salt and eggs together thoroughly. 
  • Slowly whisk in the milk.
  • Whisk in the instant coffee.
  • Add the chocolate. I used about 2 oz. bittersweet, 2 oz. milk chocolate, and 2 oz. dark chocolate. If you use unsweetened chocolate, double the sugar. But I use regular eating chocolate. And I believe a blend makes the flavor deeper and more multi-faceted.
  • Cook on a low or medium heat until the mixture boils, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Take off the heat, allow to cool. Once cool, put into glasses or a container to store in the refrigerator.

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