This chocolate pudding is adapted from a recipe written on a napkin in my recipe box. Yes, I still have a recipe box, but it is not very full...and I am hoping to go digital this year. Anyway, here it is.
2 C milk
3/4 C sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
3 T flour
1 T butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C chocolate chips
1 Whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder and cornstarch in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Gradually whisk in the milk. Over medium-low heat (4-5 on my stove), bring to a boil whisking constantly. Boil, still whisking constantly, about 4-5 minutes, or until the pudding is thick. Remove from heat.
2 Add the butter and vanilla
3 Beat the eggs in a metal or glass bowl. Very gradually add the hot pudding mixture.
4 Whisk in the chocolate chips until melted.
5 Pour into cups or ramekins. Cover the surface of each with wax paper to prevent a skin from forming on the top.
6 Refrigerate until cold (a couple of hours.)