Adapted from bestyummyrecipes.com
tbsp cocoa powder
tbsp orange zest
Pinch of salt
cup heavy cream
Pinch of salt
Juice of 2 oranges
tsp orange zest
oz good quality unsweetened dark
chocolate, broken into pieces
orange, quartered and sliced OR
Candied orange slices
Whipped cream, optional
lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the chocolate pudding” in a medium bowl, whisk cocoa, cornstarch, egg yolks and orange zest, adding a splash of milk if too thick. In a saucepan, bring to boil the milk, sugar and salt, stirring occasionally. Add a few tablespoons milk to the egg mixture, stir to mix and pour it into the milk. Cook the pudding over a low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. Remove from the heat, add the butter and stir to melt. Cover and set aside to cool. For the vanilla pudding: In a medium bowl, whisk together cornstarch, egg yolks, vanilla and salt, adding a splash of milk or water if too thick. In a saucepan, bring the milk, heavy cream and sugar to a boil. Add a few tablespoons of the milk to the egg mixture and stir to combine, then pour it into the milk. Cook over low heat until thickened. Remove from the heat, cover and set aside to cool. For the orange sauce: Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and bring to boil. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the consistency of a thick sauce. Remove from heat. To assemble: Starting with the chocolate pudding, spoon it into 6-8 serving glasses or small glass bowls. Drizzle with 1-2 tbsp of the sauce, then top with vanilla custard. Place the glasses in the refrigerator for about an hour to cool completely. Pour a little water into a small saucepan -about 1 ½ inch up the sides and bring to simmer over a low heat. Place the chocolate pieces and butter in a small bowl that fits on top of the saucepan. Make sure it doesn’t touch the water. Melt the chocolate, stirring constantly. Be careful not to overcook. Spoon the melted chocolate over the pudding and return to the refrigerator until chocolate is set. Garnish with orange slices and whipped cream, if using, and serve.