Guinness is good for you. Seriously. It contains a lot of awesome. I have been told you can subsist on Guinness and orange juice alone, though I wouldn’t recommend it. What I would recommend, however, is putting it in chocolate things. Any and all chocolate things. Chocolate milkshakes, chocolate cake, and especially chocolate pudding. You will not regret it. More likely you will prance about, pudding cup in hand, exclaiming “My Goodness, My Guinness!” or perhaps “Kiss Me – I have IRISH PUDDING!” You might even be so moved by this pudding that you burst into song. So make this pudding. You have more than enough time to prepare it just for International Stout Day. It’s delicious. Trust me, I’m Irish. If you don’t believe me, well, you know where to find the proof.
Guinness Chocolate Pudding, from Sprinkle Bakes
for the pudding
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Guinness
1 1/4 cup heavy cream
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
for the froth
1 cup Guinness
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 Tbsp sugar
Step 1: For the pudding, in a large nonreactive bowl, whisk together the eggs and the sugar.
Step 2: Pour Guinness and cream into a medium saucepan and heat until bubbles begin to form near the edges. Remove from heat, and add in chocolate, whisking until combined.
Step 3: Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling. Return mixture to saucepan, and cook over medium to low heat until mixture begins to thicken. Place in the fridge to chill until set.
Step 4: To prepare the froth, heat Guinness in a small saucepan until boiling, and then reduce to a simmer. Continue cooking the Guinness until it reduces to ~ 1 Tbsp, with occasional stirring.
Step 5: Add the Guinness reduction to the cream and sugar, and whip until light and frothy. Place topping on chilled pudding, sprinkle with chocolate shavings, and enjoy!