Bundino di cicciolato

Although I’m not a huge chocolate fan, I decided to make Nigella Lawson’s bundino di cicciolato since I had leftover egg yolks after making her chocolate macaroons. Nigella’s chocolate pudding recipe requires a few more steps than Jell-O’s boxed version, but these few steps make her pudding worth the effort. The pudding is thick, rich, and intensely chocolate that no instant mix can hold a candle to. For any chocoholic looking for a quick way to use up leftover egg yolks, this is definitely worth a try.

1 c. whole milk
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. caster sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/3 c. cocoa
2 tbsp. boiling water
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped

Put the kettle on, and warm the milk and cream together either in a saucepan or microwave.

Put the sugar and cornstarch into another saucepan and sieve in the cocoa. Add the 2 tablespoons of boiling water and whisk to a paste.

Then whisk in the egg yolks, 1 at a time, followed by the warmed milk and cream, and then the vanilla extract.

Scrape down the sides of your pan and put it on the heat, cooking and whisking for about 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture thickens – if it helps, think of consistency like mayonnaise.

Take off the heat and whisk in the finely chopped chocolate, before pouring into 4 small cups or glasses each with a yield of about 2/3 of a cup.

Cover the tops of the cups with clingfilm/clingwrap (plastic wrap) to stop them from forming a skin, and then refrigerate once they are cooler. Make sure they are not still fridge-cold when you serve them. You can add a blob of cream on top if you like.

63 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ei
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 18:46:08

    That looks decadent and delicious.

  2. Bam's Kitchen
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 19:05:13

    Just the name itself sounds so very decadent and actually quite a sinful dessert. bundino di cicciolato…

  3. Cher
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 19:21:40

    I am not a huge chocolate person, but homemade chocolate pudding is one of weaknesses. If only they sold egg yolks by the carton like they do with whites!
    Lovely pudidng.

  4. ceciliag
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 19:23:50

    This recipe looks like something we would love around here and it has egg and cream, something we have in abundance too.. lovely.. c

  5. Quay Po Cooks
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 20:21:48

    I love having another way to use up egg yolks. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thanks.

  6. Liz
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 20:36:21

    YUP. I’m making this!!!

  7. thekalechronicles
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 20:50:40

    Oh, Lordy, egg yolks and cream in a cornstarch pudding. Let Celi make it — I’m sure it is delicious. We make ours with one percent milk and no eggs, but we use cocoa and chocolate (and sometimes sour milk with a pinch of baking soda).

  8. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 20:51:59

    I’m generally in for anything that involves dark chocolate (I definitely am a huge chocolate fan :)) – this looks smooth and creamy delicious!

  9. Chaya
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 20:57:20

    This is sinfully delicious looking. You may not like chocolate but I do.

  10. Margo
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 21:10:59

    I’m a huge chocolate fan….that looks amazing!

  11. Profiteroles & Ponytails
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 21:14:20

    I often have left over yolks and just throw them out. I’m going to tuck this away for next time, as the ponytails would love this and I love that it sounds easy to make!

  12. Just A Smidgen
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 22:38:44

    I made a chocolate pie filling and I, too, was really amazed at the difference in both flavor and texture, the denseness as well. This looks like a lush recipe!!

  13. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 10, 2012 @ 23:24:59

    Homemade and more decadent than most chocolate dishes? Top notch πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  14. Reem | Simply Reem
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 00:00:33

    This looks so luscious and rich… Really decadent!!

  15. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 00:21:04

    Rich and delicious. YUM! I haven’t tried this recipe but surely going to give it a try. πŸ™‚

  16. machisan
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 01:14:29

    i love chocolates that would be perfect for me during my tea time.

  17. Janet Rudolph
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 03:51:18

    I love chocolate pudding and this recipe (and your photos) looks fabulous. Great for pie filling, too..

  18. atasteofmadess
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 04:29:25

    ME! ME! I’m a chocolate fanatic! This looks SO good!

  19. ambrosiana
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 04:42:07

    What a beautiful, velvety concoction of chocolate goodness you have made!!!!

  20. TrafficDiva
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 05:32:35

    That’s some good look’n chocolate puddin’!! Yummy, indeed! =)

  21. hotlyspiced
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 06:43:16

    What a delicious way to use up egg yolks. That dessert looks amazing and I certainly would love a bowl of that! xx

  22. Alice
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 07:05:46

    oooh! we have been on a pudding kick lately! this sounds delish!

  23. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 07:22:23

    Wow, that looks good.

  24. Norma Chang
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 08:15:18

    I am a chocoholic and this recipe is for me.

  25. Amanda
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 11:47:14

    This looks so delicious.

  26. heathersbytes
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:15:47

    Oooh my, this looks fantastic.

  27. Meenakshi
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:47:17

    Any number of steps is worth it if the end result will look like that! It looks scrumptious. Did I even spell that right? Blinded by how yummy this looks!

  28. Juliana
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 13:05:25

    Oh! This chocolate pudding looks delicious, so rich and creamy…yum!
    Thanks for the recipe and hope you are having a fabulous week πŸ™‚

  29. Ronda
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 13:22:58

    I bet that would make a great frozen fudge-cicle too!

  30. Katerina
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 14:28:51

    I am sure this homemade pudding has absolutely nothing to do with the store bought. It looks very rich in texture and flavor!

  31. rebeccasubbiahrebecca
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 15:20:01

    this looks heavenly πŸ™‚

  32. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 16:13:40

    Very creamy and rich! A good chocolate pudding is a must in any recipe file. This certainly looks like one to try!

  33. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 18:48:27

    I AM a chocolate fan and would love to try this!

  34. Balvinder
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 19:54:30

    The one who is not a chocolate fan has made such a delicious and creamy dessert.

  35. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog)
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 21:13:24

    Your not a big chocolate fan either, I am so excited I am not the only one! YAY:-) This delicious treat looks decadent and yummy! Hugs, Terra

  36. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 21:19:10

    I would love this! So intensely chocolaty looking.

  37. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 21:35:46

    I adore pudding and this reminds me that I need to make some…actually this….soon! πŸ™‚

  38. Heather
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 21:50:48

    Chocolate is not my favorite, but I have been on the lookout for a good pudding recipe. This looks amazing.

  39. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 22:02:13

    This looks heavenly to me. I am a huge chocolate fan

  40. pencilkitchen
    Jul 11, 2012 @ 23:48:07

    If not-a-big-fan-of-chocolate such as yourself love this, I might have to have a bathtub of this πŸ˜€

  41. Three Well Beings
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 01:28:18

    Well, I AM a big chocolate lover, and I love pudding, so this is a wonderful recipe! Very rich and creamy! I can’t wait to give it a try! Debra

  42. Mich - Piece of Cake
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 02:08:21

    Hi, this looks totally decadent. And a great idea to use up left overs!

  43. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 02:17:43

    I have a weak spot for chocolate even though I don’t have a sweet tooth…:P Sounds like such a rich and beautiful dessert to have. πŸ™‚

  44. kitchen flavours
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 05:00:12

    Wow, looks so silky smooth and yummy! And it has a pretty name too! πŸ™‚

  45. Cakelaw
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 06:20:20

    Chocolate pudding = heavenly!

  46. Sutapa
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 07:25:35

    Sooooooo delicious ..creamy yummy!

  47. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 09:37:11

    I feel like jello pudding gives pudding a bad name! This version sounds and looks incredible.

  48. Mary
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 12:38:30

    Oh I’m so glad you did make this – it looks amazing!!!
    mary x

  49. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 13:21:38

    you had me at chocolate, then you had me at pudding! WOW! Amazing, simply amazing

  50. andi
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 15:17:08

    Couldn’t say the name, but you had me at the picture. looks delish andi thewednesdaybaker

  51. Holly
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 15:25:54

    I am putting this on my ‘to make soon’ list!!

  52. Maria
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 17:18:03

    Holly c-r-a-p! it is after midnight. I have been cooking all day not eating anything I cooked and I come across your post about this chocolate heaven! I need to take a sleeping pill NOW before I do something I’ll regret tomorrow and the day after tomorrow and the day after that….

  53. Sammie
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 18:10:25

    whoaaa! This looks so delicious!! and I love the fancy name too! hehe.. Looks like it does require more steps but I’m sure it tastes much better than those instant ones!

  54. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 19:06:47

    This looks wonderful! So chocolaty and yum!!!

  55. Amanda chic
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 00:13:42


    chocolate is my weakness !

    A chic kiss πŸ˜‰

  56. eatinglikeahorse
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 00:50:03

    I don’t think I could make this! I used a similar recipe for my white chocolate mousse cake and just couldn’t stop “tasting” it – this looks so amazing, it would be lethal!

  57. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:34:39

    Here I am, I’m your chocoholic reader! Looks rich and delicious… already started to drool. =P

  58. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 16:27:25

    I completely understand the idea of needing recipes to use up your leftover egg yolks (or whites)! I’m sure this is much better than the boxed version!

  59. Louise
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 17:25:05

    Nothing but nothing beats a home made pot of Chocolate Pudding. My only gripe is I have such a time making it on an electric stove that I’ve pretty much given up on ever preparing it again. (yes a gas stove is in my future:)

    Thanks for sharing, Yummy…

  60. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 21:59:43

    I am always looking for a way to use up leftover egg yolks. Hope I remember this tasty little pudding the next time I have some. Looks yummy.

  61. vianney
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 15:07:05

    dreamy~ love nigella!

  62. sally
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 19:21:49

    I’m a big fan of pudding and chocolate, so this looks like the perfect dessert to me!

  63. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:39:15

    This pudding looks so creamy and very delicious. I love chocolate, so I know I would enjoy this dessert very much!

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