So, a recipe that I find myself making often lately is this quick & easy chocolate pudding. I have to admit that I like making things from scratch more than from mixes. I have a hard time justifying the cost for convenience foods. Although, I know that a box of instant pudding isn't all that expensive, but this tastes much better. :)
This is from the 365 Great Chocolate Desserts cookbook.
OLD-FASHIONED MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE PUDDING
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups milk
2 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, cut up
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a 2 qt. glass bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt until well blended. Gradually whisk in milk until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add chocolate.
Cook in a microwave oven on High 7 to 9 minutes, whisking every 2 minutes, until mixture is cooked through, smooth, and thickened. Whisk in vanilla. Pour into 4 individual serving dishes.* Cover with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming on top. Refrigerate until cold.
* I just put it in a plastic container in the fridge with the plastic wrap and then portion it out as needed.