Snow is falling and it is the perfect time to go out and enjoy AE Dairy's seasonal milks by making this warm, fudgy Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding.
Every Fall AE Dairy rolls out their seasonal milks, including my favorites Egg Nog and After Dinner Mint. A new milk they added to the line up this year was Chocolate Hazelnut. I loved this new flavor combination. The chocolate milk has a subtle hazelnut undertone to it but at the same time, made me think of biting into a Ferrero Rocher hazelnut chocolate! The rich flavor comes from the three European cocoas AE Dairy uses to create their chocolate milks, along with the balance of the hazelnut they added to create this seasonal milk.
After drinking a couple quarts of the milk I thought about how great the milk would be in a baked chocolate pudding. My Grandma Marilou would make this baked fudge when I was growing up for special occasions and I stumbled acrossed the recipe several years ago. If you like Chocolate Melting Cake you'll love this baked pudding! Perfect for a crowd, this baked pudding forms a cake top over a rich fudge sauce with a subtle hazelnut flavor. Add a scoop of ice cream and you've got the perfect warm, sweet treat to curl up with on a snowy, winter night.
Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding
1 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
5 Tbsp Baking Cocoa, divided
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Sugar, divided
1/2 cup AE Dairy Chocolate Hazelnut Milk
2 Tbsp Butter, melted
1 tsp Hazelnut extract
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
2 cups Hot Water
Whisk together Flour, Salt, 2 Tbsp Cocoa, Baking Powder and 1/2 cup Sugar in a 2-quart baking dish.
Combine melted Butter, Milk and Hazelnut extract, and then mix into the dry ingredients in the baking dish til well incorporated. It will create a thick, wet dough. Spread evenly over the bottom of the baking dish.
Mix the remaining 3 Tbsp Cocoa, remaining 1/2 cup Sugar and Brown Sugar, and then sprinkle over pudding batter. Pour hot water over top and bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes.
Have you tried all of AE Dairy's seasonal milks? Which one is your favorite? Be sure to run to your grocery store quick before they're gone. This would make a great New Year's Eve dessert for your family or small get together of friends. And remember to Comment for a Cause!