August 3, 2011

Wednesday Wonders

Today it's all about mint chocolate pudding (disguised as a potted plant). Say what?!  Yes, Mint Chocolate Pudding that is cleverly dished to look exactly like a freshly planted herb.  So awesome.
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Our good friend Martha (or the peeps that write for the website) have done it again with this cute and quirky little treat.  Read about it {here}.

Ingredients

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Salt
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1 cup)
1/2 teaspoon pure mint extract
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
10 chocolate wafer cookies
Garnish: mint sprigs

Directions

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Combine cream, milk, and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup.

Pour 1 cup cream mixture into sugar mixture, and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved. Add remaining cream mixture, and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and add chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts, about 1 minute.

Remove from heat. Add mint extract and butter, and whisk until butter melts. Quickly divide pudding, whisking as you work to prevent sides from setting up, among eight 4-ounce glasses or glass flowerpot votive candle holders (candle4less.com), leaving about 1/2 inch of space at the top of each. Refrigerate until set, about 1 1/2 hours.

Just before serving, pulse cookies in a food processor until finely ground. Top each pudding with 1 tablespoon ground-cookie "dirt," and garnish with a planted mint sprig. Serve chilled.

* I think it would be fun to serve this at a garden luncheon!
* You can find the clear glasses (that look like the picture above) at Ikea for $1.49/6 pack!

Now...on to some blazer action.  Adding a layer that makes any outfit look like a million bucks is always a DO!  Blazers are like the LBD (little black dress).  They should always be a staple in any wardrobe,  and they are always a classic choice.  Happy Wednesday! XoX







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* P.S.  Enter the Sephora Giveaway {here}...you have until Friday! 

24 comments:

Jackie said...

For a second there I actually thought it was a plant. They are so very clever. I love it!!

Jackie

Windsor Andersen said...

Those little mint cups are out of this world!!!! Can't wait to make them this weekend for the fam.

xxoo,

Windsor
http://eatlovebikini.blogspot.com/

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I want to try to make that desert so badly! Amazing!

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Erika Lee Sears said...

love that chocolate little dessert :)

Alexa said...

Dude that pudding is so creative!
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

islabell said...

wow!!! thats amazing. one step further than the old chocolate mud worm pudding. i love this
x

April said...

omg. That chocolate potted pudding in the cutest idea! I need to try that!
Love the blazers! Ive been wearing mine almost everday!

XO

Jello♥ said...

oh neat!! totally! and so creative! makes me want to eat pudding. right now...

= )
Jello

www.jelloskitchen.blogspot.com

Leah Today said...

I do love me a good blazer. (:

Hi, I'm Leah BTW.

-L

http://LeahToday.blogspot.com

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

oh, how clever are those little potted puddings?! too adorable!!! hope you are having a lovely week! xoxoxo brynn

Sarita said...

too good to be true. i love those women. i love those styles. the lace shorts are AAAMAZING! lovelove them.

i also love Olivia Palermo over all. she's amazing. her style is perfect. love

Becca said...

how clever, love the blazers. i can’t wait for fall!!!

ashley.warner said...

omgeee!
i love this idea! so darling!

ps. i am also hosting a GIVEAWAY for an iTUNES gift card if you're interested....

hop on by.
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Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Love how you always pair food with clothes! thats the best in my opinion :) Love those little dirt cups!

Jessie said...

I love your all your blazer images. They are so chic and stylish. And how wonderfully cute are those pudding! It's such a cool and clever idea.

Have a great day, Brittany!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Brooklyn said...

Just fabulous! I love a blazer over anything. When I went to NewYork last August I paired a blazer over everything! I just love it!!!! That pudding sounds delish and is as cute as can be!

amy b.s. said...

that pudding is such a cute idea! love it!

Sunny & Star said...

Oh, the treat looks divine! This would be great for and Earth Day snack.

I love the pics of the blazers. My favorites are the pink blazer and the military inspired blazer.

Sabrina said...

Wow, that seems like such a tasty treat- I love how it totally reflects a plant!

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Glitter and Pearls said...

I love blazers on everyone but me...I never look right in them!

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Peiyinn said...

The pudding sound yummy! :D

Dee said...

awww those little "plants" are so cute! :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

Loving the blazers! Can't believe that is not a potted plant! Too cool!! And... I LOVE your profile photo. So so so cool. Whoever took that should do professional work. I want one!