This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Garrett of Flavor of Vanilla. He chose Dorie’s Split Level Pudding which is located on pages 384-385. This recipe is actually a chocolate ganache and vanilla pudding combination. With Dorie’s suggestions in “Playing Around,” I decided to make the top pudding cinnamon pudding instead of vanilla. As luck would have it I actually had extra ganache from the previous weeks recipe and a tiny bit more of heavy cream left so I thinned out the leftover ganache.
I only made 2/3 of the recipe, and because I didn’t want to dirty another dish, I didn’t use my food processor. I mixed the egg yolks, a little milk, cornstarch, and rest of the sugar in a bowl. When the milk came to a boil I tempered the egg yolk mixture and then placed it back on the heat to thicken up. Once it started to pop bubbles at me, I took it off the heat and then added the butter and vanilla extract. They turned out great and I didn’t have any problems with the pudding not setting.
Wow, these little babies are fantastic. The chocolate and the cinnamon were perfect together.