Frankfurt Chocolate Pudding
Editor's Note: After you make this recipe for Frankfurt Chocolate Pudding, you just might not use boxed pudding mixes again! This chocolate recipe hits all the right notes, as it's rich, creamy, easy to make, and will be a crowd-pleaser at your family's next get-together. You'll want to make this delicious dessert recipe for birthdays, holidays, because it's Saturday...you name it. If you thought easy German recipes were bland, tasteless, and forgettable, you'll think again when you make this dessert. Consider serving each portion with fresh sliced fruit that's in season or even with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
There are at least a dozen versions of hot steamed chocolate pudding in Germany; this is one of the best and richest.
Total TimeUnder 2 Hours
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionBuffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together
Taste and TextureChocolatey, Creamy, Rich
Type of DishChocolate Dessert, Dessert, Pudding
- ¼ pound plus 1 tablespoon butter
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 5 egg yolks
- 3 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 tablespoon rum or 2 tablespoons strongly brewed black coffee
- ½ cups grated, unblanched almonds
- 3 tablespoons white bread, pumpernickel, or zwieback crumbs
- 5 egg whites stiffly beaten
- Butter, for the mold
- Sugar, for the mold
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Cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in one egg yolk at a time until thoroughly blended.
Stir in melted chocolate along with rum or coffee; add almonds and crumbs. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites gently but thoroughly, using a rubber spatula.
Butter a melon mold and sprinkle inside with sugar, tapping out excess. Turn filling into mold, which should be about two-thirds full. Cover and set in water bath that comes two-thirds up the sides of the mold.
Steam 1 to 1½ hours, or until pudding is completely set, and let stand for a few minutes after it is done. Uncover and invert onto serving platter.
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