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Mmmmm…..pudding

September 28th, 2007 | 17 Comments »

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Admittedly, if I fell into a bowl of chocolate pudding and drowned, I would die a very happy woman. I just love the stuff. Let me tell you though, if I am ever around a bowl of chocolate pudding that is large enough for an adult to fall into and drown, that in itself would be amazing. I would hope to get pictures before my death.

When I came across this new recipe for chocolate pudding, I was immediately intrigued because the main ingredient is silken firm tofu. Yep. Tofu. I know, I know….I scratched my head a bit too, it’s OK. But then I decided ‘What the heck!’ and made it. I’m always willing to learn something new.

People, I may never go back to my full fat, super ultra rich and thick chocolate pudding recipe that I love to death. Never.

Wait. Did I really say that??

Yes. I did. This stuff will blow your mind. You can send me packing if I am wrong, but the texture is so smooth and creamy, the taste so amazingly rich; my god, you would think it was made with the finest cream on earth. It will cure your most agonizing chocolate craving in one tempting lick of your finger; it will pursue and make a hasty retreat to any rotten day you’ve had and likely will make you wish to dance across your kitchen in the sheer spectacular-ness of it. Should you desire to eat it with fresh strawberries, I guarantee sweet dreams, for sure. Make sure no one is lurking nearby with a hidden camera or they may catch your brazen dive, face first, into it’s dark delicious-ness and some day use it against you.

Do you LOVE chocolate?? I mean, totally, incredibly, crave-it-til-you-can’t-see-straight absolutely LURRRRRRVE chocolate?? Then go…..NOW….and buy what you need and do yourself a huge favor. Make. This. Recipe.

Oh yeah. If you have kids, and they love chocolate too, send them to the neighbors first, or perhaps to a sleepover. For a weekend. You will not want to share. But if you do, have them taste it first before you tell them it has tofu in it if they aren’t so used to that sort of thing, because, really….they won’t know. Or care. Better yet, if you really wish to eat it all yourself and no neighbors or sleepovers are imminent, tell them it has tofu FIRST, and watch them recoil in horror. Then smile and say, with an all-knowing sigh

“You have no idea what you’re missing!”

Griffin did eat it, even after I told him it had tofu in it. He took another bite, looked at the pudding, then at me and said “What’s tofu again?? Is it chocolate?”

(recipe after the jump)

Chocolate Soy Surprise Pudding
from the July issue of Taste For Life, a magazine supplement of Healthy Foods & Healthy Ways natural foods store.

1 container silken firm tofu
1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 T. natural vanilla

Melt chocolate over low heat, a double boiler or in the microwave.
In food processor, blend tofu smooth, scraping sides as needed. Add in syrup and vanilla, blend to mix well. Add melted chocolate all at once, and blend to mix well, scraping if needed. Pour into a bowl and chill. Serve with fruit, angel food cake or by itself.

The chilled texture of this is similar to fine truffles. It is thick, dense and firm. Soften in the microwave before eating if you prefer.

235 cal/ serving; 6 g. protein; 37 g. carbohydrates; 2 g. fiber; 11 g. total fat(5 sat, 5 mono, 1 poly) 9 mg. sodium

Manganese, copper, zinc, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium

17 Responses to “Mmmmm…..pudding”

  1. [...] as my British friend says) the internet for interesting recipes. This one, from Kate in the Kitchen, looks so delicious, I hope to get to it [...]

  2. Katie B. says:

    Whoa dude. I saw your post today and thought, “I could do this, I have a block of tofu at home…” Further, I thought I would be sneaky and make it up before my husband got home, to “trick” him into having more tofu – and a healthy dessert, to boot – but now that I’ve made it, I’m thinking I might just try to dissuade him from having any, so I can have it ALL TO MYSELF BECAUSE IT IS AMAZINGLY YUMMY!!!!! Note: Having tried chocolate tofu pudding before and hating it, I think what really makes this particular dish work is the addition of maple syrup and vanilla. Make this. You will love it. /ramble off :)

  3. kate says:

    This pudding looks good too! I love chocolate and tofu so I know I’ll love it. Besides I can actually make it – it doesn’t look complicated at all!

    Kids are something else … Griffin’s comment made me laugh!

  4. s'kat says:

    I did a similar experiment recently, and felt much like you: the tofu version rawked the house!

  5. Adding tofu is certainly new to me….but if hey, I gotta try it…trying to get my kids to eat more tofu!

  6. ciim says:

    Egads! Love chocolate pudding but with the tofu it suddenly turns into a healthy snack instead of pure sinful lustful spoonfuls. O.k. I’ll give it a try and see how it tastes:-))

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  7. Griffin’s comment is PRICELESS!!!! I’ll have to remember that phrase: “what’s tofu again? Is it chocolate?” It had me rolling on the floor!!!! :)

  8. Puntiyo says:

    Me gusta tu blog.
    Me encantan tus fotos.

  9. Pixie says:

    I stumbled onto your blog while searching for wheatberry recipes and am enjoying reading through the rest of your posts. :) I also love pudding made with tofu, we like to add a dash of instant coffee into our chocolate tofu pudding.

  10. choclate lover says:

    Wow!! sounds sooooo yuummy and sinless ..just because its made of tofu..makes it less guilty….
    guess…we can probably use those torani syrup’s maybe hazelnut flavoured instead of maple syrup….it cant get any better……

  11. bluezebra says:

    Hi there very cute post! As for the tofu…hmmm. My prob with it is that soy beans that are not fermented are thyrogenic which means to many people it will cause a thyroid slow down over continued use. So for my money, I’d rather eat the eggs and milk that the tofu is doing away with. Of course, if I was lactose intolerant this would be a really cool way of getting jiggy with chocolate puddin’!!! :D

    Cheers!

    BZ

  12. Katie says:

    Tofu? I don’t know…I can’t stand the stuff. Can you taste the tofu at all?

  13. Scott says:

    I have forwarded this recipe to my wife, who is the head of our pudding department. Myself, I remain happily pudding free. I don’t care for it. I’m just funny like that…

  14. Lannae says:

    OMG! So I looked at the photo and was in heaven! I love choco pudding! The only way to make the choco pudding better is to sit on your gorgeous wood stained steps and admire the steps as each chocolaty slurp is taken.
    YIKES! Then, I read on… tofu, I really hate tofu. I grew up in a house with a Chinese mother who made us eat tofu every week, every recipe possible, and they were all gross. I still think tofu is gross. But, as I continued to read on, it seems the kids and neighbors didn’t believe you made tofu. Should I venture into the world of choco tofu? Will this be the recipe to convert me to tofu? I trust you Cooking Kate. You would not lead a reader astray.

  15. I am ga-ga for chocolate pudding and haven’t tried it with silken tofu. But since I’m ga (less than ga-ga) for tofu, I’m happy to try it. I love the maple syrup in it too. Mmmmm…Yum!

  16. mansi says:

    wow, chocolate and tofu!!! I’m scratching my head just like u Kate!! but the end result looks ebautiful, so what the heck, will give it a try! justt don’t tell anyone its tofu before they taste it:)