|Very smooth and creamy and it was still thick in 2 days|
|This is my homemade double boiler - a stainless bowl over simmering water|
Fresh from the success of my Vanilla Pudding I decided to try a Chocolate. I hoped using flour as the thickening agent would work better than my success with cornstarch in the past. I also like the fact that you can use cocoa. I did add a little chocolate for a more intense flavor but it didn't need it.
Mix all the ingredients in the top of a double boiler and put over simmering water that touches the bottom of the pan and stir with a wire whip for about 10 minutes until thick.
3/4 C. sugar
6 T. cocoa
2 T. butter
3 C. milk
1/3 C. flour (add 1 T. for pie)
3 large egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt
Remove from the heat and add 2 tsps. vanilla and if desired 1/4- 1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate. (I didn't think it really needed it but it did make a rich zing to it.)