Chocolate pudding is a classic, and I'm never one to mess with a good thing just for the sake of trying something new. But I've been to a few restaurants lately that are offering their own boozy versions of the popular dessert, and it's gotten me to rethink my position pretty quickly. The nice thing about adding a splash of booze to your favorite chocolate pudding recipe is you don't need much: a little goes a long way. Since chocolate has an assertive, bold flavor, you want to choose a booze with a distinct flavor as well: eschew vodkas or other clear liquors for more forward whiskey, bourbon or brandy. Here are a few promising recipes I'm looking forward to testing this spring; do you have any favorites?
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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