Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fudgesicles ~ Art History Link

What's Cookin'?

Homemade Fudgesicles:  This is so easy that you'll wonder why you haven't done it before... I sure wondered why I hadn't!!

Step 1: Make chocolate pudding.
Step 2: Freeze in popsicle molds or paper cups with a spoon in it.
Step 3:  Enjoy!

Now, here's the tricky part:  Don't use boxed pudding to make the chocolate pudding.  Seriously, it takes almost the exact amount of time to do it from scratch.  Personally, I don't use the recipes that require egg yolk because of the extra step; however, you may want the extra protein.  I also do not use cornstarch so I just use white flour instead for this splurge.  There are many chocolate pudding recipes online.  I mix the following in a small pot and stir constantly over medium heat until it bubbles or thickens:

4 Tablespoons Cacao
5 Tablespoons Rapadura
5 Tablespoons white flour (really about 4-1/2)
2 Cups milk (I mix in 1/2 C until smooth and then another 1/2 C until all is added)
1/8 teaspoon Real Salt (only if using UNsalted butter)(I have started buying unsalted butter so I can control the salt in it and use Real Salt)

After it has thickened mix in 1-1/2 Tablespoons Butter.

That's it!  Now you have wonderful chocolate pudding to use for fudgesicles or... chocolate pudding :)

The dc enjoyed it this afternoon during the super hot weather (dh says it's so hot the birds are wearing oven mitts!).  It got 3 thumbs up (it would've been 6 thumbs up but they were holding it with the other hand).  I asked them to compare it to a commercial fudgesicle and they said it was creamier, didn't melt as fast, and tasted like pudding.

This recipe is part of Kelly's Real Food Wednesday:

What's Schoolin'?

Here is a great link for Art History, Art Appreciation, or for individual artists or artist studies:


There are also some great music cards for shelf work on that site.

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