Summer is right around the corner and so are outdoor BBQs, picnics and pool parties.
So in honor of summer, I wanted to share one of my favorite summertime, well really any time, desserts. It’s chocolate pudding. No this isn’t the jello type pudding, but the alternative to banana pudding with the wafers. My grandmother makes the best chocolate pies and she adapted her recipe for pies and started making a chocolate pudding. It is soo good ya’ll!
For the filling::
– 2 cups sugar
– 2 heaping spoons Hershey’s cocoa (*heaping spoons is the best measurement she could give)
– 2 heaping spoons flour (self-rising)
– 2 egg yolks
– 2 cups of milk
– 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
– 4 tbsp. butter
– 1 box of vanilla wafters
For the meringue::
– 1/2 tbsp. sugar
– 2 egg whites
Combine the sugar, Hershey’s cocoa, and flour in a skillet.
Separate 2 eggs putting the yolks in a small bowl and the egg whites in a medium size mixing bowl and set aside. Add the 2 cups of milk to the egg yolks, stir, and add to the skillet.
Turn skillet to medium heat and stir continuously until desired thickness. Reduce heat once it’s reached the desired thickness. Add 1 tbsp. of vanilla and the 4 tbsp. of butter. Continue stirring until it’s throughly mixed.
Line bottom of baking dish with a layer of vanilla wafers.
Pour layer of chocolate over wafers and spread. Add another layer of wafters then pour more chocolate on top. (Be sure and scrap the skillet once you’re done layering in your pan. It’s my favorite part! The chocolate is still warm and it’s sooo good.)
In the bowl with the 2 egg whites, mix on high speed until stiff peaks. Add 1/2 tbsp. sugar and continue mixing until thick. Add to the top layer of your mixture.
Broil at 500 degrees until browned (which won’t take long at all).
I actually made this for our Bachelorette viewing party last night. Did anyone else watch?
I thought Ashley was annoying on last season’s The Bachelor, but I’m hoping she’ll win me over this season. Regardless, it’s an excuse to get together with your friends each week 🙂 I won’t spoil too much in case you haven’t seen it yet, but let’s just say there is a drunk guy who passes out, a guy who wears a mask, a guy who my friends say was accused of murdering his wife (I don’t fully believe that just yet) and a guy who has a daughter named Cozy. It’s going to be an entertaining season that’s for sure!
Also, this past weekend my mom and I went to an antique store in Franklin, TN called Rooster Tails. They had tons of old windows for sale for only $12 and tons of other really cool pieces of furniture. I ended up buying a shutter and window to hopefully paint and use for our deck.
Here’s a picture of all the windows they have to choose from.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Did you do anything fun?
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