|LAYERS OF CHOCOLATE AND CHERRY PUDDINGS|
I'm in a huge hurry, but want to post my experience.
I'm a fan of pudding; can't think of one I don't enjoy. Pudding is the ultimate comfort food. At this time of year I choose pudding over ice cream...and flavors for pudding are almost as plentiful as those for ice cream.
Honestly, I did not love this milk chocolate variety, would have preferred a dark chocolate which would work just as well with this Baked recipe. With all the milk, eggs, and cream which diluted the chocolate flavor, I needed more richness to my chocolate.
I've been out of state for the past several days, stopped at a cherry orchard on my way home, (I know, it's not cherry season, but the fruit stand keeps frozen cherries and concentrated cherry juice available all year long.) Instead of vanilla, I thought I'd be smart and make cherry pudding...not a great idea. There's a reason cherry pudding is not popular. But cherry and chocolate go well together in my book. It was not bad, just not what I expected.
I had doubled the recipe, so after putting together several pretty layered desserts for dinner, I melted dark chocolate, combined this chocolate with the leftover puddings and now I have a great chocolate pudding with just a hint of dark cherry flavor. Yum!
I must say that this is, in general, a wonderful pudding recipe. It is simple, silky, and can accommodate individual tastes. I will make this again, but with my personal preferences in mind.
See you all in March...it's almost Spring...YEA!