chocolate pudding

Chocolate Pudding

    Source: Health for Victory Club (WWII vintage)

    2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
    2 - 4 tbsp sugar
    1 1/2 cps scalded milk
    2 squared grated chocolate
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    pinch of salt


    1 - Mix cornstarch and sugar with 1/2 cp cold milk.
    2 - Place remainder of milk in kettle and heat on medium heat
    or use double boiler.
    3 - To the milk, add 2 squares grated chocolate.
    Note - if using cocoa instead of choclate squares, mix 1/3 cp of cocoa with the cornstarch, sugar and cold milk.
    4 - When milk is at the scalding point, add cornstarch
    mixture and cook until thickened, stirring frequently.
    5 - Just before removing from the stove, add the 2 egg yolks that have been slightly beaten.
    6 - Cook for a couple of more minutes, then add vanilla.
    7 - Beat the 2 egg whites until stiff, add 2 tbsp sugar
    and beat until sugar is thoroughly dissolved.
    8 - Fold egg white mixture into chocolate and pour into a mold.
    9 - Serve cold