Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fudgesicles - aka Pudding gone wrong and made BEST fudgesicles ever

Tuesday, Alona tried to make chocolate pudding by making this recipe x1.5 because we had 6 egg yolks left over from making Mile High Coconut Cupcakes. Here is the inspiration recipe that we attempted to make  http://www.marthastewart.com/314077/vanilla-or-chocolate-pudding. The Pudding turned out to be very watery and kinda soupy even after 24 hours in the fridge. We had some awesome popsicle molds, so Nick suggested we make fudgesicles out of the failed pudding. They are absolutely the best fudgesicles we have ever had.

Sailboat Popsicle side 1

Sailboat Popsicle side 2

Rocket Ship Popsicle! There is fire underneath the rocket!



Once you finish eating your rocket ship you uncover an ASTRONAUT!
Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 teaspoon salt
1/2 ish cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 3/4 cups milk
6 large egg yolks - we use eggs from our chickens!
2 handfuls of chocolate chips
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a medium bowl; set aside. In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. If making chocolate pudding, add cocoa powder. Very gradually (a few tablespoons at a time) whisk in milk, taking care to dissolve cornstarch. Whisk in egg yolks.
2. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until the first large bubble forms and sputters. Reduce heat to low; still whisking, cook 1 minute. Add in a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips. We had 60% cocoa semisweet chocolate chips.
3. Remove from heat; immediately pour through sieve into bowl. Stir butter and vanilla into hot pudding.
4. Let cool in the fridge with plastic wrap on the top of the pudding to avoid crusting.
5. Pour into popsicle molds when cooled.

What we liked:
Perfect texture and oh so chocolate-y. Just soft enough to be creamy, but not so soft that they melted instantly. Also, we loved that the molds can be used to put in partial popsicles back into the freezer. Kaspian did not finish his and we just slid it back into the mold and stuck it back in the freezer to eat later.

What we didn't like: 
Getting them out is a bit tricky from the molds as it requires heating the mold with hot water a little to slide them out. The rocket ships come out a little easier than the sailboats, but both seem quite perfect once out.  

What Kaspian thought about it:
LOVED the sailboats. 

Next time: 
We will bypass trying to make pudding. This was a way better use of our 6 left over egg yolks!