Chocolate pudding #1

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Egg whites
⅔ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons Cornstarch
2¼ cup Skim milk; divided
½ cup Granulated sugar
⅛ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
\N \N Fresh strawberries; mint leaves; and unsweetened cocoa powder for garnish

1. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg whites and set aside. In a large bowl, combine ⅔ cup of cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk ¾ cup of milk into cocoa mixture until completely smooth.

2. In a large heavy saucepan, combine remaining milk, sugar, and salt. Mix well. Bring to a boil over high heat, whisking constantly. Remove pan from heat.

3. Whisk cocoa mixture into hot milk mixture. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; boil for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Remove pan from heat.

4. Gradually whisk 1 cup of hot cocoa mixture into the egg whites. Pour mixture back into pan. Cook over medium-low heat for 2 minutes, whisking constantly. Do not boil. Remove pan from heat.

5. Add vanilla; blend well. Pour pudding into serving dishes. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill for 1 hour. Garnish with berries, mint leaves, and cocoa. VARIATION: Try adding a ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the cocoa mixture in Step 2.

FROM "HEALTHY MEALS IN MINUTES" From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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