It was about 1:00AM Friday night a couple weeks ago. Erika and I had been on the internet for a couple of hours looking at blogs, Stumble Upon, We Heart It, etc. We both decided we were craving something sweet. After a few ideas, I (Rachel) decided pudding was in order. So, we got on the Taste of Home website, printed out a promising recipe, and got started.
We rushed about getting all the ingredients and turning on the stovetop, trying not to make a terrible amount of noise since my parents were asleep.
We put the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan, added some milk, and transferred it to the stovetop and stirred. We both had to take turns stirring.
It was so fantastic to be cooking at 1:15 in the morning...and also quite pleasurable knowing in a matter of minutes you would get one of the very best desserts.
We added the chocolate chips into the saucepan and stirred....and stirred...and stirred. At first it looked kind of odd and I wasn't sure how I felt about this whole recipe...
But gradually as you stirred it became creamier and chocolatier...
And turned into rich chocolatey goodness!
We got out the "pudding cups" as I call them and each filled a cup. It looked so delicious my mouth was pretty much watering!
Then, with mugs of milk in hand, we headed down to my cosy living room and watched an old Nancy Drew short film from the mid-30's. :)
The pudding was absolutely delicious! I have to use the recipe again. Homemade pudding (well, homemade anything for that matter) is about a billion times better than the Jell-O brand! You can find the recipe we used here.
In closing, I shall say just this:
"You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure, and when I say nothing I mean nothing, you can come home and absolutely know that if you add egg yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. It's such a comfort."
Julie and Julia, how I love you! ♥
Photo shoot post coming soon. :)
P.S.-I got a Tumblr page called Tottenham Court Road. The link is here. Let me know what you lovelies think! x x x