Glissade Chocolate Pudding

I’ve done chocolate pudding many, many ways over the years.
And it’s nearly always good. But from this day forward if you
come to my house for dinner, and I decide chocolate pudding might
be a nice finish to the meal, this is the recipe I’ll be
using. 
The Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbook
It’s from a whimsical, illustrated French children’s cookbook
published by Random House in 1966, La Patisserie est un Jeu
d’Enfants, with text and drawings by Michel Oliver. The pudding
completely caught me off-guard, in the best way possible.The Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbook

French versus American Chocolate Pudding

This is not like a typical American chocolate pudding, it has no
milk, cocoa powder, or cornstarch – which makes sense because it
is from a French book. This is more of a deep, concentrated, dark
chocolate mousse, although if you’re used to chocolate mousse
that has whipped cream folded in, it’s different from that as
well.
The Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbook

Tips & Tricks

The key here is good chocolate, then a gentle touch bringing a
short list of common ingredients together, and the bit of patience
required to let the pudding cool and set. That last part makes all
the difference. Time in the refrigerator allows the pudding to set
into the densest dark chocolate cloud imaginable, the consistency
of whipped frosting. 

The Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbook

Choosing the Right Chocolate

I’ll make note in the recipe below, but you’ll want to use
good-quality chocolate in the 60-80% range – semi-sweet to
bittersweet. Aside from the chocolate, you’re only adding a bit
of water and butter, a sprinkling of sugar, and two eggs, so
don’t skimp on the quality of ingredients here, there’s really
no place to hide.
The Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbookThe Best Chocolate Pudding Recipe from La Patisserie est un Jeu d'Enfants French children's cookbook

As you can see up above here, the book itself is incredibly
charming. The edition I have alternates French and English pages,
so you’ll have a page in French, then the same page in English.
The French title for this recipe is “Glissade” which they’ve
translated on the following English page to Slippery Chocolate
Pudding – which made me smile. Keep your eyes peeled, you can
find copies of La Patisserie est un Jeu d’Enfants (Making French
Desserts and Pastry is Child’s Play) here and there if you look
around.

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