Dark Chocolate Pudding With Malted Cream
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ingredients for Malted Cream:
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons malted milk powder
1 tablespoon powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt until well combined.
Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken and bubble.
Reduce the heat to low and add the chopped dark chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate is fully melted, and the pudding is smooth and thickened.
Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Transfer the pudding to individual serving bowls or ramekins.
Cover the surface of each pudding with plastic wrap to prevent skin from forming.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until the pudding is chilled and set.
Instructions for Malted Cream:
In a mixing bowl, combine the heavy cream, malted milk powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
Serve the dark chocolate pudding with a dollop of malted cream on top.
Optionally, you can garnish with grated dark chocolate or cocoa powder. (IANS)