Image by RIPizzo via FlickrFrom Denny: Here is an unusual recipe using chocolate in a pudding! What a delightful site: best-chocolate-recipes.
It's well known often the best cooks for centuries have been the African-Americans of the American Deep South. Sadly, this wonderful tradition of soul cooking was born out of slavery. The best of those tragic times endures, coming down to us through history. What endures is their sense of innovation, trying unusual combinations and perfecting those recipes for home cooking, becoming family favorites.
Part of what Louisiana is known for is the French tradition of using up leftovers as good ingredients for the next dish. Leftover cornbread is usually just reheated or pan-fried in a little butter (clarified butter at our house for cholesterol reasons). But this is certainly a new and wonderful twist! And with chocolate! Does life get any better? :) Enjoy!
This Chocolate Cornbread Pudding is served with Whiskey Sauce.
Tip: For a healthier, and lighter pudding, use two cups of milk instead of half and half.
4 beaten eggs
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
6 pieces day-old cornbread cut into cubes
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Mix all ingredients together, but save 2/3 cup of chocolate chips. Allow mixture to sit for half an hour until the liquid has softened the cornbread. Pour into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate chips on top. Bake until firm. Check after about 40 minutes.
½ cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 well beaten egg
1 ½ cups heavy cream
¼ cup whisky, or more as desired
Melt butter and sugar in saucepan over low heat. Stir often. Add one beaten egg. Stir. Remove from heat and cool. Add whisky and cream. Beat until light. Chill for one hour before serving.
Serve chocolate cornbread pudding recipe soul food warm or cold, with sauce. Enjoy.