*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                    BEST CHOCOLATE PUDDING OR PIE - MOM
 
 Recipe By     : Opal Griffin
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:30
 Categories    : Desserts                         Pies
                 Puddings
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      squares       unsweetened chocolate, chopped up
    2 1/2  cups          cold milk
    1 1/3  cups          sugar
      1/2  cup           flour
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    2      tablespoons   butter
    3                    egg yolks, well beaten
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
 
     Add chopped up chocolate to the milk in a double boiler and heat to
 melt.  Beat until blended.  Sift sugar, flour and salt together and add a
 small amount of the hot chocolate to it and stir.  Now pour this mixture
 into the double boiler with the rest of the hot chocolate and stir.  Add 2
 T. butter to this and cook with constant stirring for 10 mins. longer.
     Pour a small amount of this cooked mixture over the well beaten egg
 yolks while stirring vigorously to keep from cooking the eggs and
 immediately pour this back into double boiler and stir and cook until
 thick. Watch carefully.  When starting to thicken, remove from heat and add
 the vanilla and stir.  Cool in a baked pie shell for pie or in 6-8 pyrex
 cups for pudding,
     This method of pouring back and forth with stirring helps prevent lumps
 from forming.
     MERINGUE:  3 egg whites beaten with 6 T. sugar if wanted on pie.  I
 prefer it plain with maybe a little vanilla ice cream on the side.
    Very rich and yummy!
 
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 Serving Ideas : As pudding, serve with milk. As pie, with small ice cream.
 
 NOTES : This is really a pie filling, but makes the absolutely BEST
 chocolate pudding imaginable when allowed to set up in 8 pyrex custard cups.