Oh My Guinness! Dark Chocolate Guinness Pudding
Did you know that nearly 122 million or 39% of the US population say they celebrate St. Patrick's Day? At least one day a year, we're all Irish, or at least Irish at heart. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
Are you looking for a special dessert to serve on March 17th? How about dark chocolate Guinness Pudding? It's a fun treat with a short ingredient list that you can cook in less than an hour.
If you're not familiar Guinness beer, it's a dark Irish beer with notes of roasted coffee. The perfect compliment to the rich deep taste of dark chocolate. If you serve the pudding in a glass it mimics the look of the Guinness beer with the frothy, creamy head.
|4||Large Egg Yolks|
|1/2 Cup + 3 Tablespoons||Sugar|
|1 1/2 Cups||Guinness Stout|
|1 3/4 Cups||Heavy Cream|
|4 Ounces||High quality bittersweet (60% + Cocao) chocolate, if bar finely chopped. Chips fine too.|
- In large nonreactive mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar.
- Open can of Guinness and slowly pour into 4-cup measuring cup, pouring down side of cup to reduce foaming. Pour 1/2 cup of Guinness into heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add 1 1/4 cups cream and whisk to combine. Set over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until bubbles just begin to form at edges. Remove from heat, add chocolate and whisk until smooth.
- Slowly pour hot chocolate mixture into eggs, whisking constantly to prevent curdling. Return mixture to saucepan and set over moderately low heat.
- Cook another 7 minutes, whisking constantly. The consistency of the mixture will appear thin but it will thicken up as it cools . Divide pudding among glasses, leaving at least 1 inch of space at top of each. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled and set.
- Meanwhile, pour 1 cup of Guinness into small saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to moderately low and simmer, uncovered, until reduced to 1 tablespoon, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup into small bowl and let cool.
- Beat remaining cream and 3 tbsp. sugar until soft peaks form. Add 1 tsp. (or more to your liking) of the Guinness syrup and beat until combined. Divide cream among 4-6 glasses of pudding and serve.