A simple yet sinful dish – Chocolate Biscuit Pudding. This dish combines two of my favorite things – dark chocolate and Marie biscuits! 😀 It might sound funny but Marie biscuits are quite practical. You can enjoy one by dipping it in coffee or tea, you can use one to scoop out jam or yogurt or even fondue (yes!) or you can just eat one as is, anytime of the day, to kill those hunger pangs (which I seem to get too often!). This recipe uses Marie biscuits to complement the ever-enticing dark chocolate. And it is so so easy to make! 🙂
Chocolate Biscuit Pudding
Marie Biscuits – 20
Sugar – ½ cup
Corn Starch – ¼ cup
Cocoa Powder – 2 tbsp
Milk – 2 ½ to 3 cups
Dark chocolate chips – ½ cup
Butter – 1 tbsp
Vanilla essence – 4-5 drops
Salt – One pinch
Fresh Fruits (berries, apples, kiwi, banana, etc.) – Optional
- Mix together sugar, corn starch, cocoa powder and salt in a saucepan.
- Melt chocolate chips (see below for how).
- Add milk and melted chocolate to the sugar mixture and bring it to a boil by stirring continuously for about 15-20 minutes or until the mixture thickens such that it covers the back of a metal spoon completely.
- Take it off the stove and stir in butter and vanilla essence.
- Cool to room temperature.
- In a glass bowl, make a layer of Marie biscuits such that the layer covers the bottom of the bowl completely.
- Pour warm (at room temperature) chocolate pudding over the layer of biscuits just until it fills half the bowl.
- Place another layer of Marie biscuits on top of the chocolate pudding.
- Pour remaining pudding to fill the bowl completely. Chill and serve with whipped cream and fresh fruit toppings.
How to melt chocolate
- In a microwave oven – place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it at 100% power for exactly one minute. Take the bowl out and stir the chocolate to ensure it’s not lumpy. If there are lumps, heat it again for 10 seconds (not more in one go or else the chocolate will burn) and stir again. Repeat if necessary in increments of 10 seconds.
- In a double boiler – place chocolate chips in a double boiler over simmering water and stir at intervals until the chocolate melts.
- If you don’t have a double boiler, place chocolate in a pan and place the pan in a wider, deeper pan with about 2 inches simmering water. Ensure that the chocolate does not come in contact with water or steam. You may cover the pan containing chocolate with a dry cloth to prevent it from coming in contact with water or steam. Keep on low heat and stir at intervals until the chocolate melts.
Thank you for reading! ❤