You’re about to make the milk, dark chocolate, and flour, Italian chocolate budino recipe… while dancing!

chocolate Italian budino recipe

WHAT IS ITALIAN BUDINO

Budino is the Italian custard, or pudding. It is made with milk, sugar, flour, and an egg to keep it all together. 

The classic budino flavors are chocolate and vanilla. But nowadays you’ll find plenty of fanciful variations. In this post, though, you’ll find the traditional, all-natural ingredients, chocolate budino recipe.

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HOW TO MAKE THE ITALIAN CHOCOLATE BUDINO

Making chocolate budino is quite easy, even from scratch. Paying a little attention to the ingredients’ temperature and amalgamating well the mixture is all you need to get a tasty and smooth budino.

Well, there is a little obstacle to overcome: lumps.

The only practical solution is to whisk the mixture continuously while bringing it to a boil and a couple of minutes after. So take into account about fifteen minutes of arm work. Put on some music to entertain yourself: whisking and dancing – or singing – will turn out to be a fantastic kitchen experience!

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Italian chocolate budino recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time in the refrigerator 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 jars
Author Claudia Rinaldi | Gourmet Project

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cow milk - room temperature 1 lt - 34 oz
  • 2.8 oz brown sugar 80 gr - 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp + 1 tsp
  • 2.8 oz butter 80 gr - about 1/3 cup
  • 2.8 oz 70% dark chocolate 80 gr
  • 1 egg
  • 2.8 oz of 00 flour 80 gr - 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp + 2 tsp

Instructions

  1. Water bath chocolate until creamy and set it aside.

  2. Cut the butter into small pieces, add sugar and use a mixer to amalgamate until creamy.

  3. Add the egg, chocolate, and flour, still mixing energetically.

  4. Add milk, a little at the time, while still mixing.
  5. Take your trustworthy whisk, put on a playlist you like - a lot -, and get ready for a bit of exercise.

  6. Pour the mixture into a pot and cook over medium heat.
  7. Bring to a boil, whisking uninterruptedly - that's why you need good music in the background! It will take you ten to fifteen minutes, about four songs.

  8. Stir two more minutes after boiling and remove the pot from heat.

  9. Wait a few minutes for the temperature to decrease and pour the mixture into glass jars or budino (cupcakes or whatever) molds. I like the jars.
  10. When the mixture reaches room temperature, refrigerate a few hours before serving your delicious, mouthwatering and smooth budini.

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Enjoy your Italian chocolate budino!

Claudia