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Chocolate Custard

Updated February 23, 2016

This is a rich sauce, that can be served hot or cold. Good with fresh fruit or poured over sponge cake.

Prepare ahead: The sauce can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for up to 1 day before serving.

Preparation Time5 min

Preparation Time - Text5 mins, plus cooling

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner, lunch

Moodblue

Taste and Texturechocolatey, creamy, rich

Type of Dishdessert sauce

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 oz (120g) bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Bring the milk just to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not boil.

Whisk the yolks and sugar together in a heatproof bowl until pale yellow and thick. Slowly whisk in the warm milk.

Return the mixture to the saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the custard coats the spoon (an instant-read thermometer will read 185°F (85°C)). Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and vanilla. Let stand until the chocolate softens, then melts.

Strain through a sieve into a bowl. Serve warm, or let cool, cover, and refrigerate at least 1 hour, until chilled.

Variation: Chocolate-orange Custard

Stir the grated zest of 1 orange to the strained sauce.

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