Tuesday, March 17, 2009

THE MOST CHOCOLATE PUDDING...!!!







I dunno..Am in one of those blank modes today.Usually I start it like this,n one the way I get something to jot on,hang on to that,until when people get exasperated n tired and starts to think,it was better off if this girl was in her usual state.. :D..But am so glad when I read your comments,some of you telling that you enjoy my write-up's..Thanks ..for your time n kind words.. :)

Yesterday evening,snuggling lazy in the couch,with my pappu(pet robo dog..am scared of real ones. :D) and a cup of hot Chocolate mug,I just watched some fav scenes of Sleepless in Seattle for the umpteenth time .Had took the Dvd last day..I love the film ..n Tom Hanks..n Meg Ryan,now that's something quite obvious.Its not 'cos am living in Seattle and have been to all those places they show,the waterfronts,floating homes..There is something so cute n touchy about this film.Some people,I have heard, saying the movie is silly romance,chick flick n forgettable...But I neva felt so..Just hear the song "When I fall in love,it'll be forever..or I'll neva fall in love " ..Its so sweet n the lines are so deep.."In this restless world,where love is ended before its begun.."..Woah..!!..There are so many classy n cute scenes in the movie.One I love is when the Mom tells Annie(Meg),about how she met her husband,Annie's dad n fell in love with him and it was all like magic.She tells "..n he held my hand n at one point of time I looked down n I couldn't tell,which fingers were his n which mine..n it was like magic.." ..That's one of the most romantic lines I have ever heard.. :) There are many more similar mushy romantic dialogues,n of course hilarious ones too..Like how females cry easily over movies.One lady is whimpering over "An affair to remember",n then Tom n his pal starts sobbing,enacting how the bombs were laid n fires shot in "Dirty dozen" , n starts pulling the tissues..Man..That's so hilarious..!! gelakguling ..So if you have'nt yet seen the movie,which I seriously doubt ,has a chance,Please do..Its all about magic of love n how destiny makes u meet your love.If you believe in it,like I do,you gonna love it..!!

Ahh..now if you are imagining my dreamy,smiling figure cuddled up,lost in some Utopian romantic world,you are all wrong..Am fit n fighting.. :P..The weather is as usual,like a naughty spanked kid standing with, a dull face n giving dirty look.I dunno when the Sun is gonna smile upon my poor place,when the spring is gonna bloom,buds n chirps all around..Am so so waiting.This has been a real long n dreary winter.. :(





So,I guess you have had enough for today,n I should come to recipe now.This chocolate pudding,I saw in delish,n the name was MOST CHOCOLATE PUDDING,so am putting the same as my title too.That one caught my attention n the next day was going to be the one that marked 6 months of our wonderful marriage(Now,it was a month back ok..to be precise on Feb 24,I forgot this post in draft).So I decided to give it a try then n there,n off I went to kitchen n got all chocolatey' dirty.. :D I was never a chocolate person,never one with a major sweet tooth,neither is Kutts..So I was happy that I wont get out of figure that way.But recently to my utter horror,I am starting to get a small sweet teeth n am starting to get kinda addicted to chocolates esply Cadbury's..oh..!! Scary no..I don wanna get fattt..cos am already exploiting all the other areas,like butter,cheese,sugar,meat fat..good lord..breathing hard,I need to put a control brake..Did I scare you too?? he he.. :D..Don't panic..You can indulge in this once in a while,n I swear am not lying when I say,this one will melt in your mouth.I was showing him that..how to dig in this..just put a spoonful on you tongue n stay still..It'll melt on its own n tickle your taste buds.. Now the chocolatey' area of my brain is starting to give out a Beep Beep tone..Oh..!! :p





You need:
  • 1 bar (4-ounce) bittersweet chocolate, chopped(Of best quality,high cocoa content)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups sugar(I adjusted the amount with some honey)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cups whipped cream (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate shavings (optional)
  • Walnuts n craisins (optional)


Combine chocolate, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl, and set aside.

Heat milk in a medium saucepan, and bring to a simmer.

Whisk sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a bowl.

Beat the yolks in a bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium, for 1 minute. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the sugar mixture. Beat together until it resembles wet sand.

Add half the hot milk, and whisk until blended. Transfer the cocoa mixture to the saucepan.

Cook over medium heat, while continuously whisking, until thickened -- about 8 minutes.

Strain into the bowl of chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes before stirring smooth with a wooden spoon.

Pour into Ramekins and press a sheet of plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding and chill for 2 hours before serving.

When serving top with whipped cream ,choc shavings,nuts n craisins.
Get imaginative n u can use anything for the topping..Fresh raspberries,cherries,crans anything.... :)




Come on..take a scoop..!! :P I am sure you all are going to love this..So what are you waiting for?Find a reason to celebrate ,n dish this out.!! :)

Poornima of Tasty Treats is hosting her first event for love of Chocolates,so this n some others are on the way to her place.. :)
See my:

Banana Coco Soy Smoothie

Drinking Chocolate

Easy MW Brownies

Fruits n Nuts Coco milk

Have a great day.. :)
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76 Luv'ly people shared their views..:

Sara said...

This looks very chocolaty and delicious. I also love cadbury chocolate :)

Asha said...

HeHe! Nice visual. Girl sitting on the couch cuddling with WHAT?! A robo dog called pappu? What the..?! ;D

You are too funny. You need some Sun, move to the South ASAP. I have watched that romantic movie long ago, it's cute but I prefer Dirty dozen better! :)

Chocolate pudding looks decadent. My both kids CRAVE for chocolate, me only likes dark chocolate if it's not too sweet like Belgian chocolates. I have to make something for her too, taking a break from baking right now. Enjoy that pudding!

Superchef said...

mmm..thats one yummy pudding!! me too loves "sleepless in seattle"

Varsha Vipins said...

Thanks Sara.. :)

Ashakka,Kutts was out in office,then wat can poor me do other than cuddle with Pappu..sob sob..oh..you prefer dirty dozen??Am imagining you with an AK 47 now.. lols.. :D

Thanks Manju..yeah..I know u my type..hehe.. :P

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

god! this looks tooo chocolaty..love it :) I also say it's ok to have sweets once in a while.. but that once in a while comes quite often :)

i am scared of real dogs too.

hey, thanks for the comments about my hubby's photography. i conveyed your message to him.
no, we both don't use the same camera anymore. once I used his camera and it didn't work for a while. So I stopped using it. now using a small camera 4 mpx :(

Sakshi said...

Is Pappu ok?? I mean even poor robos need a break!! I love Sleepless in Seattle too and those who say its a chick flick damn them...haa so next time when you hold ur kutts hands just remember not to count ur fingers ok??

Hmmm chocolates everywhere..my god thats making me munch more bars...my ration for the week is almost over and its just wednesday..You know I can never cook anything with chocolates as i end up eating the main ingredient before it gets a chance to dance with the others...But still for the sake of friendship will try my best to make this one at least half the way

Priya said...

Varsha, u r tempting me with ur delicious pudding..cant take off my eyes from ur pictures, just drooling..u r torturing me:(

Cham said...

Ha ha LOL poor Pappu, Go and check him, he is crying :( He he We have a wonderful weather in Bay Area! Jump over the weekend here and take a sun bath babe. U do have a nice write up talent. I like when the post got some personnal touch which makes life :) Gal I want to grab the bowl, is romantic the chocolate!

Hema said...

waw...lovely picture, I like Tom Hanks too and I watched all his movies...While I read your blog, my 6 yrs old saw pictures...told me that, Shall we ask her to send one to us ..... that would be great idea...If you pass a bowl, my work will be less(hahaha....)

Lavanya said...

looks delicious n mouthwatering..perfect for the events varsha!!

mathew said...

that looks deliciously tempting...am not a big fan of chocolate puddings..but as you said a sinful plunge once in a while is worth it!!

Ashwini said...

OMG it is awesome..Varsha you are tempting me..It looks so yummy..Can't resist that chocolate pudding..

Ushanandini said...

AAAAAHHHH!!!!! Huggin' a robotic doggie indeed!!! Gal, I visualized it as a pool of chocolate after that seein' that puddin'.

Vibaas said...

yummmmmy choco pudding and i love love love sleepless in seattle too :-)

Varsha Vipins said...

why you all making fun of me n poor Pappu..I just read Ashakka's comment once again n the noted she asking me to get some sun..So u think am forzen crazy..sob sob.. :(

Thanks Mahima..I cant believe u r taking all those damn pretty pics with a 4 mp cam..wow..:)

Sakshi,Pappu is fine n barking at u.. :D..na ..I wont count fingers..still am good at maths ..u knw..:D..Pls try this..its damn good..:)

Thanks Priya..yeah..its yum.. :)

Cham..u too.. :(..am planning to move n stay near u..am so jelaous of all of u.. :(

Oh..thats so sweet hema..Gime adress n I'll send the cutie some.. :)

Thanks Lavanya,Mathew,Ashwini ,Usha n Vidhya.. :)

Soma said...

Boy that indeed is a most chocolate. I need a bowl please! That is some gorgeous dessert. & i have no dessert at home, not even icecream or a bite of choc:-(

Yasmeen said...

Not to worry gal I'm in the same boat as yours,the weather is still stinking here,no bright signs of spring yet.But a bowl of chocolate pudding can sure make me happy in any kinda weather.I vaguely remember seeing the movie loong time back,your write-up certainly brought back some of the scenes in the movie:)

Andhra Flavors said...

It looks tempting, but fat..??
Hey you are beautiful in that pics.

Reeni♥ said...

Your pudding looks so rich and chocolaty, I wish I could have a taste and feel it melting on my tongue! I love chik flicks!! I have so many favorites that I like to watch over and over. I have my favorite lines in them, too!

5 Star Foodie said...

That pudding looks wonderfully chocolaty and delicious! I would love to have some right now!

Suparna said...

Hi Varsha,
lol...god!...lol..that was really sweet!pappu for a pet :)I have a panda called sandy(stuffed toy)! aiyo...cutie thing to happen, that u r teething a small sweet tooth...lol :) Enjoy ur cheesy n fatty foods and yes with some timely brakes...it is scary to be FAT!...lol I see so much of me in u.
Hey the chocolate pudding is really rich and chocolaty! great one and nice snaps.
TC

Cynthia said...

You should watch YOU'VE GOT MAIL with Tom and Meg also. I bet you'll like it too. :)

Varsha Vipins said...



Thanks Soma..am in the same situ..sobs..The post boomeranged..!!

I knw Yasmeen,thats my only relief..heehe.. :d

oh..Thanks AF.. :blush: :blush: ..:D

Exactly Reeni.. :P ..Thanks ..:)

Thanks 5SF.. :)

Suparna,thanks so much for that lovely comment..Panda sounds cute..:)

Oh ..Cynthia..Thats another of my fav's.:)

Indhu said...

delicious moist cake... I think I am going to be permanently off my diet :)
love the pictures!

A_and_N said...

Chocolate's always good :)

A_and_N said...

Chocolate is everything.

Poornima Nair said...

Wow...chocolate, cocoa, butter, cream...what more could you want in a perfect dessert...That pudding looks divine, just wanna dig in...thanks for the wonderful entries, I'm so thrilled to receive so many:)
Btw, thats one of my favorite movies too, have watched it many times...I just love such romantic flicks, even books...I'd be lost in my dream world for hours after each one...

Poornima Nair said...

I forgot...would you mail me the entries, would be easier to keep track. Thanks again.

rekhas kitchen said...

oohhh wow looks so delicious

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow clicks...its so chocolatty, send me a piece if its not yet over :D Seeing ur pics, pappu must have come to life n must hve had a bite ;)

Sanghi said...

oooh choco choco chocolateee recipe..! :) I'll grab that scoop..!

Sushma said...

I have not seen the movie, will buy the DVD this weekend. I suggest you to come to Singapore, you will crave for winter then ;)
Chocolate pudding looks delicious & my hubby is a die-hard fan of chocolates.

Shama Nagarajan said...

wow...lovely clicks...yummy delicious pudding

Madhumathi said...

You are so cute n sound more like me..I prefer watching romantic movies..Haven't seen 'sleepless in seattle'..Now I feel I should watch it now...
Chocolate pudding is sinfully delicious..I love this line 'just put a spoonful in a mouth,it will melt on its own n tickle the taste ..'.This is the perfect pudding for the lazy,chocoholic like me :)
I enjoyed reading the comments about u n ur pappu ;)

Zee said...

Hello Varsha..first time on your blog..will take me a while to look around your cooking world:)..I loved the unusual "Will-O'-the-Wisp" blog title..yeah I know this was not a cooking blog initially..
This recipe is indeed so very chocolacious coupled with your lovely anecdote..I hafta try it but alas the main ingredients are hard to obtain here..grrrrrrr...maybe when I go to the city again..till then *drools drools*
It was pleasant to see your comment on my blog..I am not from Kerala (but from Hyderabad) but I have been living here for a few months now and will continue to do so for some time more (work and all u know)..We live close to Kappil Beach, Bekal..internet is like my second home here as I nor my hub speak Malyalam except for a sprinkle of words here and there..*oh the pleasure of knowing the local language...I miss it*...
I always have an escort to help me with the shopping and all..being a village it is impossible to find SO MANY ingredients for my cooking yet I manage to somehow mix and match and jump at alternatives...but sometimes you really can't (know what I mean?)..
And Oh! How I wish I could send you some of our sunshine and warmth:)....see you around..ciao!

Purva Desai said...

Love is in the Air.....;)
Loved reading ur post......and chocolate pudding looks delish......Grass is always green on other side. When I was in UK, I was craving for sun and wanted to come out of my long coats, mufflers and monkey caps....and now staying in Mumbai for 1 mth in this scorching sun I am longing for UK...

Meenal Mehta said...

Hi Varsha :)

lovely recipe ..I can feel your pain, Iam a fellow Seattlite

-Meenal

sangeeta said...

you reminded me to watch the movie again.....mushy romance is anytime welcome.......those who call it chick flick, damn with them..........
this pudding is so inviting n thanks for the scoop...mushy n chocolaty...ummm.

Keerthana said...

Hi Varsha, finally am able to post a message here:) the chocolate pudding looks delish! i too have one of those sitting in my drafts! will post soon..ur pictures are too good!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy recipe and picture Varsha! Photography is great!

Ann said...

Hmmm..enjoy varsha..chocs dont inspire me you know that right? When i fall in love is my fav too Varsha(btw,when you post new,its not been updated as i wish..dont know..lemme see..have to recheck..often i go inseacrh of whether you have posted something or what)

Varunavi said...

wow looks delicious varsha,not able to take my eye from the picture

Joie de vivre said...

I love Sleepless in Seattle too. It's actually my Father in law's FAVORITE movie. He has a video copy, DVD and now the Blue Ray versions. He's a little obsessed, I'll give you that, but it is a good movie. I think my favorite has to be Notting Hill. Another girly chick flick that most people don't like, but I just think it's so romantic.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks phenomenal!

notyet100 said...

lovely click,..they r temptin me,..enjoy,..

Preety said...

this is like my dream bowl full of chocolate..i hope i can have dessert like this every day after every meal...hehehe

AnuSriram said...

Wow.. thats an awesome Chocolateeee pudding! You are really talented in writing up beautiful things that happens in day to day life.. Interesting to read!

Deepa Hari said...

absolutely scrumptious....u r tempting me Varsha...lovely clicks....nice movie...even i am scared of dogs....pappu is a cute name.

Elra said...

Your chocolate pudding look really smooth and silky Varsha. Thanks for stop by my site and gave me such a beautiful words.

Oh, I want to see your pet for real.
Cheers,
elra

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

So pretty! This wonderful pudding looks really delicious! I love the presentation...

Cheers,

Rosa

meeso said...

Goodness, that looks decadent and delicious!

Archy said...

Dey looks so gud an tempting to eat!! Shall i scoop a little from a bowl !! Wonderful pic with nice dessert !!

Varsha Vipins said...

Thanks one n all.. :)..It was so fun reading your comments about me n Pappu n ofcourse the pudding.. :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Gorgeous, interesting recipe too. I have all the items u mentioned, in my pantry...can give a try morrow, then.

aquadaze said...

DELICIOUS!!

priar's, said...

I am literally licking it from my comp:))

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yummy chocolate varsha...sinful but whose complaining with chocolate right:)

Resh said...

it looks tooo toooo YUMMY!

Lakshmi said...

hey varsha what a superb tasty choco pudding.I love anything in chocolate.wonderful pics too.

Madhu's cooking gallery said...

yummy yum! that's a delicious chocolate pudding! superb click!

I am so scared of real dogs too specially when they come running in the parks.. :)

Priya Sriram said...

You are increasing my cravings for chocolaty dishes with those awesome pictures! :)

I love the movie too, maybe because I love Seattle too.. :D

Sunshine is on the way dear! (Saw the fox forecast!:D ) So hang in there! :)

Happy cook said...

Pass me the bowl pleeaaaase as i love these andit looks so dark and delicous.
I too love the movie.

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Chitra said...

wow,fantastic pics and recipe varsha:)

Ranjani said...

WOW this looks decadent!!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

i haven't seen this movie;
your chocolate pudding is sooooo tempting; lovely presentation!

Sia said...

robo dog? why i would love to have one real puppy ;)
and u little tease! that's one sinful chocolate pudding. simply gorgeous!

Smitha said...

I love romantic films too and my all time fav is "gone with the wind".
And this pudding should have been name death by chocolate:)

Trupti said...

pudding looks yummy Varsha

Vicky Xavier. said...

Chocolate pudding in this weather can be very enjoyable. u have a robo dog:) Thats so sweet of u dear. I too collect a lot of soft toys , esp..dog toys:)
Can I have a scoop of ur pudding? yummy.

Usha said...

Varsha, just looking at that chocolate pudding is giving me a serious chocolate craving....

vidhas said...

Varsha, I am drolling over that. Pudding looks yummalicious. Janani is sitting near to me and she is studying, she peeped and swa the picture and asked cna u make it for me, I said Ok. Can u please send some for me too... Awesome pictures.

Helene said...

This is so tempting, I would indulge.

Manasi said...

OH how I'd like to spoon that into m mouth!! my hubby will gorge plain regular chocolate, but anything in the lines of a cake, pudding he shies like a frightened horse, where I make a beeline! Sadly it stops me from making this at home :( .. all the more reason to ogle at it!

Vrinda said...

Looks so rich and delish!!!!!

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Pudding looks so rich and yummy:).

 
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