Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Tuesday, 24th August 2010

Congratulations to Jamie Oliver!  He received an Emmy win for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.  I didn’t realize this was Jamie’s first U.S. network TV series.  I am so excited for him.  He has worked so hard in this campaign and his win is so well deserved. Jamie’s campaign is centred on getting us to cook again.

A close up photo of a chocolate fudge pudding dessert in a white cup with a spoon full of chocolate fudge pudding suspended in the air.

Jamie wanted us to embrace more cooking at home, he wanted to see more freshly prepared meals at school and he wanted people cooking in the community.  Not only cooking but cooking with fresh ingredients and tossing aside the prepared foods.

A photo of 2 chocolate fudge pudding desserts in white bowls tied with a piece of raffia with white saucers placed on a piece of wood placed on white & brown tea towels.

To quote Jamie, “This food revolution is about saving America’s health by changing the way you eat.  It’s much more than just a TV show; it’s a movement for you, your family and your community.  If you care about your kids and their future take this revolution and make it your own.  Educate yourself about food and cooking.  Find out what your child is eating at school.  Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen.  Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better but it will add years to your life.”

A photo of chocolate fudge desserts in white bowls with white saucers and silver spoons and a bowl of sweetened whipped cream placed on a brown tea towel.

Jamie’s revolution has definitely changed how I cook at home, how I shop for ingredients and my philosophy on food in general.  A year ago I would pick up a pie at the market, today, I purchase the fresh ingredients and make my own, not only does it taste better but I know exactly what’s in it and it’s fresh.

A photo of 2 chocolate fudge puddings in green bowls on a piece of wood.

Last night I was craving chocolate pudding, something I used to have in my pantry at all times, convenient right, maybe so, but after following Jamie’s revolution I started asking myself “Do I really want to serve this to my family?”  “What ingredients are they using to keep it fresh (using this term loosely)?”  The answers were No!  And I haven’t clue.

A photo of 2 chocolate fudge puddings in white bowls tied with a raffia ribbon with white saucers on a white cloth napkin.

Did it take me all of 3 minutes (walk downstairs to the pantry, open the container, grab a spoon and dive in) to satisfy my chocolate craving, no but within 45 minutes I was enjoying a warm, delicious, freshly baked chocolate fudge pudding that I made myself using quality ingredients and fresh eggs from the farm.  You just can’t compare the two.

A photo of chocolate fudge pudding mise en place (eggs and egg whites in a white bowl and sugar in a metal measuring cup) placed on a square white plate with a silver spoon and egg shells.

I put forth the question to you, “How will you satisfy your next chocolate craving?”

A photo of 4 chocolate fudge pudding desserts in white bowls with white saucers place on top of a white tea towel and brown tea towel.

A photo of a chocolate fudge pudding garnished with sweetened whipped cream in a white bowl with white saucer and silver spoon placed on a folded brown tea towel.

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Comments (23)

23 Responses to “Chocolate Fudge Pudding-How Will You Satisfy Your Next Chocolate Craving?”

  1. Marly Says:

    If this doesn’t quench a chocolate thirst, I don’t know what would. Another great recipe!

  2. Grace Says:

    Marly these were so good! I love the almonds it gives the pudding a really nice texture. If I’m not careful the kids won’t get one.

  3. marcellina Says:

    These look absolutely fantastic! Yes, Jamie Oliver is doing great work and the more people realise how delicious and easy it is to create food from scratch, the healthier and better we will all feel. Just reading the ingredient list on products should put up a red flag. I’m teaching my children that if you don’t recognise ingredients listed as foods you can find in our pantry or store don’t put it in your mouth! Let’s hope Jamie’s work continues to change people’s lives.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you Marcellina and I so agree with you. If we all make a few changes will will live much healthier lives and our children will grown up make better choices from the beginning.

  5. Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog Says:

    It’s hard to satisfy my chocolate craving! But this chocolate pudding can minimize a lot, is brilliant :)

    All the best,

    Gera

  6. deeba Says:

    The healthier choice is always ours to make. there is a quite revolution going on, and from scratch will soon be the chosen path. I love this pudding, as I love Jamie Olivier’s work! Great post!

  7. Grace Says:

    Thank you Gera, I just loved this one, so good!

  8. Grace Says:

    Let’s hope that this becomes the chosen path, so much better for all of us.

  9. Magic of Spice Says:

    Very nice post, and your pudding looks delightful :)

  10. Jeannie Says:

    These chocolate fudge pudding look so pretty in their pristine white environment….sounds like a great indulgence one can hardly resist!

  11. Grace Says:

    You are so right Jeannie, very hard to resist!

  12. A Little Yumminess Says:

    This looks so good and relatively easy. My little one loves chocolate and i may try this for her!

  13. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen Says:

    Wow! This fudge pudding looks decadent! I will have to try this one soon Thanks for sharing. :)

  14. Marly Says:

    Grace – congrats for making Food Buzz’s Top 9 with this post! You definitely deserve it!

  15. Amy Says:

    This looks wonderful, but I have two questions. I am slightly allergic to almonds,so what is a good substitution for the meal and can these be frozen?

  16. Grace Says:

    This pudding has become a favourite for me Amy, so delicious. I plan on making these again and using hazelnut in place of the almonds because I love chocolate and hazelnuts together. I’ve never tried freezing the puddings Amy they disappear to quickly.

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  18. Ai-vy Says:

    Grace,

    I am a new follower of yours and this is the first time I have attempted to make one of your recipes. I was missing a few ingredients, so I had to do a little subbing. I subbed in walnuts since I had no almonds, I used a semisweet chocolate, a butter substitute spread (Country Crock) since I used up the last of my butter last night making cookies, and then I accidentally doubled the flour and the sugar in the egg whites (because I was halving the recipe since it is just myself and my husband). Even through all of that, this recipe came out amazing!! It is VERY forgiving and so easy!!! I can’t wait to test out some of your other postings…I have become a newly devoted follower! :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. Grace Says:

    Thank you Ai-vy, so happy you enjoyed!! And thank you for visiting.

  20. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. Says:

    This looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it to me! I can’t wait to make this!

  21. Jeanette Says:

    I love the idea of ground almonds in this decadent looking treat!

  22. Grace Says:

    This is one of my favourites Jeanette, I could eat the whole batch.

  23. Carolyn Says:

    Oh yum! Love that it’s made with almond meal too!

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