Recipe for Valentines Italian Chocolate Pudding
Our Valentines Chocolate Pudding (Budino in Italian) is a delicious sweet made with dark chocolate and accompanied by a refreshing raspberry coulis.
A budino is a popular dessert in Italy, always nice and light and not too sweet with the consistency of a set custard. Here it is served with cream and decorated with a fresh raspberry and mint leaves. It makes an indulgent and impressive dessert for the evening of Valentine’s Day!
Ingredients for 2 people
For the chocolate pudding:
230ml whole milk
For the coulis:
100g raspberries or strawberries (or both!)
Thick double cream if desired
2 mint leaves
Begin by chopping the modican chocolate into pieces and melt it using the ‘bain marie’ method.
Add the butter and stir well until the mixture has dissolved
Heat the milk in a saucepan and when it begins to boil remove the saucepan from heat and add the melted chocolate, stirring well with a whisk or spatula.
In a small bowl mix the sugar with the cornflour, stir constantly and pour in the chocolate and milk mixture. Keep stirring until slightly thickened.
Take the moulds (if using the aluminum ones, you can grease them with a little oil). Pour in the chocolate pudding mixture and let cool for at least 3 hours, first at room temperature and then in the fridge.
Prepare the raspberry coulis: wash raspberries and strawberries, remove stalks from the strawberries and chop coarsely, put both in a saucepan and add the sugar, cook over low heat until the strawberries are soft.
Press the pulp through a sieve with a soft spatula.
When the puddings have set, turn over and place on separate serving plates.
Decorate each chocolate pudding with a fresh raspberry and some mint leaves. Serve with a dollop of thick double cream and with the coulis in a small pot on the side of each pudding.