Psst. Don’t tell the others, but these flowers are actually hiding dessert. Never mind soil, how about homemade chocolate pudding? That’s garden work even I can get into. Find the prettiest garden shovel you can find and have fun serving up your tricky dessert.
These can also be made in mini pots with mini flowers and mini portions for each guest. Why? Because mini everything is even more delicious.
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 7 ounces of high-quality chocolate
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk together powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add milk, vanilla and egg yolks. Whisk well to dissolve cornstarch and beat eggs. Whisking constantly, cook over medium heat until it barely begins to boil (at about 190F).
Break chocolate bars into small pieces.
Add chocolate. It won’t be pretty at first, but the outcome will be delicious. I promise. Reduce heat to low; still whisking, cook about 1 minute or until chocolate is melted. Remove pot from the stove top.
Stir butter into hot pudding.
Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of pudding (to prevent skin from forming); chill a few hours. Before serving, whisk pudding until smooth.
Place in a food safe flower pot.
Place about a half of a package of Oreo cookies (about 10 ounces) in a food processor until they look like dirt. Place on top of pudding.
Stick a clean, food safe stem of fake flowers that match your event decoration theme into pudding.
Use as centerpiece and dessert.