This recipe is a staple in my family, for the little ones and the grown-ups. And who does not love chocolate? Back in France there are many readymade delicious chocolate creams, mousses, and puddings to choose from. Unfortunately North American lacks in tasty choices at the supermarket. I’m actually not sure why. No worries though, the great thing about this recipe is that is takes 10 to 15 minutes to make, from mixing ingredients together to savor it. Expect to make it very very often J
Ingredients for about 6 to 8 small ramequins:
- 1/2 a liter of whole milk (much better texture than fat free or skimmed)
- 1 Tsp of crème fraîche (good sour cream can do if it is hard to find crème fraiche in your area. You can as well skip it)
- 50g of cocoa powder unsweetened. You can find some online or at Trader Joe’s supermarket. If you are going to Europe, get some Van Houten brand, my favorite.
- 80g sugar
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- 30g of corn starch (get the organic version if you can)
Prepare on your kitchen counter the empty cups. Mix well all the dry ingredients in your pot with a wire whisk. Pour in the whole milk, the cream if you have some and the Vanilla extract. Put on the stove on medium heat, constantly stirring for a few minutes. As soon as the consistency gets thicker, get the pot off the heat and immediately (I insist on immediately) pour into the ramequins.
Let it cool off and if not eaten right away, put in the fridge. Savor it by itself or with fruit toppings, Chantilly or coco flakes. The possibilities are endless J
Bon Ohlàlà Fooding