Chocolate Truffle Pudding
1 cup milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3/4 cup semi-sweet real chocolate chips
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
Sweetened whipped cream
Zest of orange peel (optional)
In 2-qt. saucepan stir together milk and whipping cream. Cook over medium heat
until warm (3-5 min.).
In small bowl stir together sugar, 3 tbsp. cocoa and
cornstarch. Gradually add to milk mixture. Add remaining ingredients except
whipped cream, cocoa and zest of orange peel. Continue cooking, stirring
constantly, until pudding just begins to thicken (5-10 minutes, don't overcook).
Pour pudding into 6 or 8 (1/2 cup) individual dessert
dishes. Cool 30 minutes.
Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Pipe with sweetened
whipped cream; sprinkle with cocoa and garnish with zest of orange peel, if