Thursday, 15 May 2008

Budino Di Cioccolato with Chocolate Macaroons


Here is a lovely little chocolate pudding recipe, that is easy to make and so good to eat. I’ve been cooking a lot from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson again, and there will soon be a multi recipe post, but I thought these little budinos deserved their own post.
If you think of American pudding like this butterscotch one I made last year, but made with chocolate you will know what sort of dessert this is. The pudding is silky, gorgeous and full of chocolate taste. The biscuits chocolatey and full of ground almonds – a little crunchy on the outside and chewy and moist in the middle. The children and adults that I served this to all loved them. I’m now wondering how soon I can make them again, very soon probably, judging by the requests for more I’ve had!
As with all my Nigella posts I don’t post all the recipes, because I couldn’t post a huge chunk from one book, but luckily the recipes for both these are online, so if you would like to make them click here for the budino and here for the macaroons. If you have the book you’ll find them in the Hey Presto chapter. These are no 46 and 47 in my Nigella project

23 comments:

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Wow! I could eat one right now, yours look so much better than the ones in the book :)
xxx

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Lovely photo!

Andreea said...

i love this. have to look it up in the book and made. soon. soon.

Peabody said...

Mmm, chocolate pudding. So good...I just made butterscotch myself.

Sylvie said...

Gotta go and check it out. I haven't made anything from the book in a while and need to have another good look through I think.

They look lovely!

Patricia Scarpin said...

That looks so rich and delicious, Kelly-Jane!

Nickki said...

Yum, Beautiful! I've made this pudding a couple of times now, and it's a chocoholic's dream isn't it? And I find the macaroons v addictive! Where did you find the lovely flower? xxx

Maria said...

Wow, this looks like a chocoholics dream come true! Congrats on getting this on Tastespotting ;o)

Maria
x

Glossy said...

Looks delicious KJ - I need to get my express back off the bookshelf and check them out.

My Wanda Beaver book arrived yesterday. I couldn't resist it after reading your blog (if my husband discovers it I'm going to blame you!!)

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

I have been meaning to make these for so long....they look fantastic!

Rosie said...

WOW oh WOW K.J. just stunning!! This is my dream come true all this chocolate mmmmmmm :)

Rosie x

Lina said...

This dish looks wonderfl! Elegant, rich, and chocolatey... what more coulda girl ask for?

Cookie baker Lynn said...

When I saw the photo I thought at first that it was a cup of hot chocolate and I wondered, "How come that rose isn't melting?" Ah, pudding, that makes much more sense! They both look delicious! I'll go grab my book and bookmark them both now.

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks so delicious and chocolatey...and just like the picture in the book! Love the sugar rose on top :)

JillyB said...

Mmmmm, chocolate! I'm looking up the recipe as I type.

Elle said...

The local paper had some chocolate pudding variations in the Food section today. Does this recipe use cornstarch? eggs? It seems taht it makes a difference. Yours looks beautiful...great photo, too.

Margaret said...

I'll have to look that recipe out in Nigella's book. You have made a delicious presentation.

KJ said...

Hi Kelly Jane, thanks for responding to my meme in your last post.

As for this chocolate pudding, I could tuck into that right now. Nigella is visting Australia at the moment promoting Nigella Express. So I am expecting the TV show to start airing soon. I am looking forward to it.

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Me again. I have an award for you on my blog:
http://culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/thank-you/

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Beautiful cup and saucer. Must make this soon too.

Gemma said...

That looks so good - just been having a quick browse back through some of the posts that I had missed and those cheesecake pops look pretty amazing.

Gemma
x

Susan said...

Mmmmm...chocolate pots. So smooth! You are giving me ideas, Kelly-Jane!

Kelly-Jane said...

Thank you all for your comments :)

Elle, yes there is 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in the pudding.

KJxx