"What are we having for a snack tonight?"
What do you want?
What kind of dessert?
"Something chocolate-y...and Christmas-y."
That's it. And off I went, into the rummage through my cabinets. Here's what I came up with: a decadent, rich chocolate pudding with cinnamon and nutmeg. Nutmeg always reminds me of Christmas.
3 C heavy cream
1 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 C organic granulated sugar
1/3 C flour
4 egg yolks
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
8 T butter
Whisk the egg yolks and cream together in a large sauce over a low to medium heat. Add in the cocoa powder, sugar, and flour. Whisk until smooth. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue whisking until the pudding coats the back of a spoon. Remember it will thicken as it cools. Stir in the butter until it's completely melted and the pudding is glossy.
I usually chill mine, but we ate a bit warm last night. Dangerously delicious.