Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TWD - Split Level Pudding


Homemade pudding with a spoonful of chocolate ganache. This is what is meant by "sinfully good".

Fearing that vanilla pudding might be too boring, I made the espresso variation. I used only one teaspoon of vanilla extract, then added three teaspoons of espresso powder that had been mixed with four teaspoons of hot water. It was beyond belief delicious!

Many thanks to Garrett of The Flavor of Vanilla for selecting this recipe.

I like pudding but it's always gone too soon and that was definitely the case with this recipe. That said, pudding is always a good excuse to bring out the old glassware I collect. The photo at the top of this post is a tiny shot glass. The one at the bottom is an old sugar bowl.

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I want to apologise to everyone who has commented on my blog the past few weeks whose blogs I haven't gotten to myself. I'm going to try to get to everyone this week. My 83 year old mom has been ill and, as an only child, I'm the one who's been taking her to appointments. Hopefully, we'll soon know what's wrong.
Thanks for understanding.

28 comments:

  1. Le café est l'un de mes parfums préférés Clivia ! j'adore ta petite cuillère, elle est super belle !
    c'est superbe :)

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  2. Your pudding looks delicious Clivia, and I adore your sweetie pie spoon. Hope your Mom gets better soon.

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  3. Ciao ! lovely glassware and silverware !!! Hope your mom is fine !!!

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  4. Love the glasses! I passed on this week, but more because I just didn't have time.
    I did post the tart from last week that I missed.
    Hope you figure things out with your mom soon!

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  5. Love that spoon. I loved the espresso variation too. My thoughts are with you and your mom

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  6. This pudding made me realize how little I have in the way of pretty glassware. I should collect more -- yours looks gorgeous. All best wishes to you and your mom.

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  7. Oh, I hope your mom gets better soon. Take good care of her, and perhaps a batch of pudding will make her feel better?

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  8. Looooove the baby spoon! Too cute!
    And of course, as a coffee flavored desserts fan... the pudding sounds crazy good!

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  9. So pretty. I think my husband would have liked the coffee flavored pudding. I hope your mom is feeling better.

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  10. Hope your mom is doing better. I think the glassware is one of the best things about pudding.

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  11. Sorry to hear your mum isn't well. Your pudding sounds delish! Love that spoon!

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  12. I can't think of a better way to showcase your glassware collection than with this pudding. I hope your mom is feeling better. This pudding had to have helped!

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  13. I'm an only child and I know it puts a bigger load on you at times like this, but I know it means the world to your mom.

    I wish I had made the espresso version!!! Now I want to make this again (without burning my hand) so I can try it your way.

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  14. Hope your mom is feeling better.

    As for the pudding, it looks great in the glassware!

    Nice job!

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  15. So sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she is feeling better soon!

    Your pudding looks awesome! I love the glassware you used, especially the little shot glass.

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  16. I hope your Mom feels better. While I don't have to care for mine, I know how it is to worry. Mom was supposed to go to Germany with me, but illness is keeping her (and Dad) grounded and making me have to go alone.
    Love your pudding. I made mine with espresso powder, adding it to the cornstarch and salt step, but my pudding failed somewhere along the line.

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  17. YUM! The coffee pudding with espresso powder sounds heavenly and I love your glassware. Very pretty.

    I hope you find out right away what is causing your sweet mom to be sick. How stressful for you.

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  18. Hope your Mum is feeling better. I love that spoon!!

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  19. The espresso version sounds divine and I like your proportion of pudding to ganache, the top layer was the best part. I'm sorry to hear your mother hasn't been feeling well, positive thoughts your way.

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  20. Your pudding looks fabulously delicious. So sorry to hear about your mum. I hope it all gets sorted soon! (((hugs)))

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  21. How cute is that little glass and spoon. Pudding looks perfect.

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  22. Okay, I one among many who are loving that darling little spoon so appropriately scaled to that darling little glass. You keep this buried in your sugar? How sweet. I loved this stuff too. I love the espresso variation. I'll remember that great idea. Beautiful. I too am the caregiver for 80+ year old parents. I totally understand your situation. I hope goes well for you and for your sweet little Mom. I'm sure she is so proud of all your accomplishments. Great Job.
    AmyRuth

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  23. Nice job on the pudding. Love that spoon!
    Sorry to hear that your mom is sick. Don't worry about commenting back. Just do what you can and take care!

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  24. Love the glassware, and the espresso pudding sounds fabulous!

    I hope things are OK with your mom.

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  25. Your pudding looks delicious!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom....I can only imagine the stress you must be under right now. Take good care of yourself.:)

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  26. I hope your Mom is doing better. Your pudding sounds delicious. I debated making the espresso version.

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  27. Hard to believe that first picture is a small shot glass. Looks like a full size drinking glass. Very cool that you have a collection like that to use for your pictures.

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  28. Beautiful glassware! I loved the espresso pudding, yours looks really good. Hope your mother is better soon!

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