I served this pudding to our dogsitter, so I guess you could say that it’s kind of a bribe.
She’s great with Dog, and helps us out immensely so I like to ply her with sweet treats when I can.
After all, nothing says “sorry the dog peed on your shoes” like chocolate pudding, am I right?!
Given the deliciousness of this pudding, I think I’ve bought Dog a little slack.
This pudding is definitely worth two pairs of pee-soaked shoes, a bit of nervous barking and a scuffle with the neighbour’s cat.
You’re welcome buddy.
Chocolate Chestnut Pudding (serves 4)
*adapted from The Hairy Bikers
- 7oz chestnuts
- 2 bay leaves
- 30z dark chocolate
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3oz butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup honey
- Using a sharp knife, carefully score an ‘x’ into each chestnut. Put them in a pan with the bay leaves. Add boiling water and simmer for 20 minutes. When cool, remove the shell and skins. Transfer to a food processor and blend until a paste.
- Melt the chocolate, butter, honey, vanilla extract together over a low heat. When smooth, stir in the chestnut paste. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl, let cool.
- While the chocolate is cooling, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Fold this into the chestnut mixture then spoon the pudding into four individual ramekins. Cover and place in the fridge. They should stay in there for 2-3 hours to set properly.
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