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Dark Chocolate Budino

A rich chocolate pudding inspired by a dessert I had at RPM in Chicago.
Prep Time15 mins
Chill time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Endings
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: budino, chocolate, pudding
Servings: 4 servings


  • small, 6-ounce, ramekins


  • 1-1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Tbs. Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • 1 cup Chopped, good quality, Dark Chocolate


  • In a heavy saucepan, combine milk, cream and sugar.
    Start on a low heat and gradually increase to bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • In a heat proof bowl slightly whisk egg yolk and carefully whisk in 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture.
    You need to whisk fast so you don't make scrambled eggs. You are "tempering" the eggs.
    Add the egg mixture back into milk mixture and return to heat, whisking rapidly.
    Gradually heat back to 180° (use a candy thermometer).
  • Place chopped chocolate in another heat proof bowl and pour hot milk over.
    Let sit for 5 minutes and then stir until completely melted and smooth.
    Strain through a fine mesh sieve.
  • Divide and pour evenly into small ramekins ans palce in refrigerator to chill until set. This will take at least 2 hours.
    To serve, drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with flake salt, like Maldon.