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This spring say hello to these flaky bite size puff pastry cups filled with easy decadent eggless chocolate pudding and topped with a generous dollop of Reddi-wip® . Pure bliss!!
You will be amazed how easy these eggless chocolate pudding puff pastry bites are to make . Your guests will think you have bought them from a French Patisserie.
On any occasion dessert is always the star of the party. We all wish to whip up a show stopper which requires minimal effort. Good news for you , these heavenly bites can be prepared way ahead of time and requires minimum skill. Don’t believe me ! Read further.
Today I am happy to share my secret kitchen weapon that will take your dessert from drab to fab with one single step. It’s none other than Reddi-wip®. I love the fact that it is made with real cream and has no artificial flavors or sweeteners .This cold and creamy topping is just melt in mouth and so easy to use . I always have it stocked up in my fridge as it comes handy whenever I need it. Top it over your coffee or milkshakes , dollop it over your pancakes , waffles or your favorite dessert . Reddi-wip will instantly glam up your desserts as well as add a yummy factor.
We love chocolate pudding . It’s an easy comfort dessert that comes together with handful of ingredients and few minutes. Glamming it up takes it from a comfort dish to a classy dessert which can fit into your menu for any occasion.
All you need to do is make these flaky puff pastry cups , scoop/ pipe some chocolate pudding in it and dress it up with a generous dollop of Reddi-wip® . Add some berries or drizzle some chocolate sauce to create an irresistible dessert for your loved ones.
Eggless chocolate pudding puff pastry bites
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 4 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 3- 4 tablespoon corn flour refer notes
- 6 tablespoon sugar
- 2 oz / ¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
In a food processor / blender , blend 2 cups milk , cocoa , sugar, vanilla , salt .
In a heavy bottom pan bring this mixture to a simmer on a low medium heat stirring frequently.
In the meantime blend the rest ½ cups milk and corn flour .
Once the mixture in the pan starts simmering slowly pour in the corn flour mixture in the pan .
Stir until thickens and coats the back of the spoon .
The pudding thickens more after cooling and chilling.
Taste test and add sugar if needed.
Transfer the pudding in a glass bowl and let it cool on room temperature.
Cover it with cling wrap touching the pudding and place it in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to chill or up to 3 days.
You may add cinnamon or some festive flavoring to your pudding.
This is very rich chocolaty pudding. Adjust sugar to your taste if you like it sweeter.
use 3 tablespoon cornflour if you want to serve pudding warm or like it thick and creamy.
Use 4 tablespoon cornflour and 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips if you want it set like panna cotta.
How to prepare the puff pastry cups ?
Thaw your favorite puff pastry sheets according to the package.
Pre heat oven at 400 degrees F/ 200 deg C.
Cut equal square . Place each square in cupcake / muffin pan cavity.
Prick the base of each pastry sheet with a fork .
Brush the pastry sheets lightly with milk .
Bake it for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once done , take it out of the oven and let it cool completely on a wired rack .
The pastry sheets will puff up a bit in the middle.
Don’t worry , just press the center down gently with the back of a spoon to create a hollow for the filling.
Filling the Pastry cups .
All you have to do is fill the cups with chocolate pudding , add a generous dollop of chilled Reddi-wip , drizzle some melted chocolate over it and add some fresh berries if desired.
Dig in .. yum yum!!
Make ahead of time options .
You can make puff pastry cups up to 2 days ahead of time. Completely cool them and store covered at room temperature.
Chocolate pudding can be made up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep refrigerated until use.
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