Easy Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding from the Chocolate Room

The Chocolate Room in SpringOn my friend Lauren’s last night living in Brooklyn we meet up for dinner and then dropped into the Chocolate Room for one more dessert. We kept it simple and got their chocolate pudding. While I was taking pictures of the pudding (I always feel so goofy doing that) Lauren was taking a picture of me photographing my food with her flash. The effect of her flash on my picture makes it look like aliens are abducting our pudding.

Beam me up, Scottie!

Beam me up, Scottie!

I wouldn’t fault the aliens if they did. Its dam good pudding. Originally, I wasn’t planning to do a post about chocolate pudding but after having the real thing at the Chocolate Room;  powdered box type doesn’t compare.  Chopped Chocolate for Chocolate PuddingMaking Chocolate PuddingKeep Stirring!

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

The Chocolate Room's Flourless Chocolate Cake

When Lauren sent me a text asking if I could meet her at the Chocolate Room, I knew she’d had a rough day.  For some people comfort food is mac n’ cheese but for Lauren it was chocolate cake. Not fluffy little cupcakes that are fun & celebratory, but the comforting, melt-in-your mouth richness of flourless chocolate cake.

The Chocolate Room, 86 5th Ave, Brooklyn

My friend Lauren was breaking up with her boyfriend of two years, the guy she was engaged to and she needed moral support before doing the deed. The Chocolate Room was our local go-to spot for great desserts and a glass or two of wine. It had been in the neighborhood a long time and being the personable girl she is, Lauren is buddies with the manager and wait staff there. When we entered the manager came over to say hi and he wanted to hear if there were any updates to the Ramon situation.The Chocolate Room at Night

 

It became known as the ‘Ramon situation’ early in the relationship when Lauren concluded that Ramon wasn’t the right guy and maybe she should break up with him but before she did that she needed to talk about it a lot. Many, many hours had been logged discussing the Ramon situation. So one year and six months into it, I was skeptical that she would go through with it until she told me that that morning she’d signed a lease on an apartment upstate. She was moving out of the city at the end of the month and Ramon wasn’t coming with her.

I’ve lived within five blocks of Lauren for six years. She’s the person I text when I want a buddy to go running in the park or explore a new bar in the neighborhood. She has my extra set of keys and watches my cat when I’m away. I was going to need the comfort of the chocolate cake too.  I hate when friends move away.

Ingredients for Flourless Chocolate Cakes

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