As the days are getting shorter and cooler, I’ve been craving something smooth, creamy and sweet to end the day. For me, chocolate pudding fits the bill. My husband thanked me for my cravings the other night because he has been able to benefit from my endless fits of running into the kitchen and stirring up pots of warm, velvety smooth pudding. There is something very soothing about standing over a pot of bubbling chocolate goodness and stirring mindlessly until it thickens.
Some days I’ve eaten it warm and it is like the most rich and thick hot cocoa you can imagine. Other days I’ve had a bit more patience and poured the pudding into coffee mugs and let them chill. I have tried many different versions but this one below is my favorite – not only for the rich flavors but also for the simplicity of the work that needs to be done.