I guess every family has a pudding that is a family tradition – this one is ours. Normally it is called Cocoa Pudding; also in Turkish – Kakao Puding. However ever since childhood I’ve preferred to call it Black (Kara in Turkish) Pudding. I remember preferring to eat the very bottom of the pot then the pudding itself.
The key to making a good pudding – this tip from my sister is to use a good quality cocoa and to mix all the ingredients with half of the milk before starting to cook it.
My mother used to hide a biscuit it the bottom of every bowl which we happily ate it. The biscuit she chose was either a petite bureu or a milk biscuit.
I’ve written “heaping spoon of table spoon” for several ingredients in the recipe; so in order to prevent any misunderstanding below is a picture of one. The way you should measure this fill your spoon with the ingredient such a flour or sugar then softly knock against the side of the main bowl whatever falls down means its too much and the remaining will give you a heaping spoonful.
I suggest you to taste before closing the heat and adjust the sugar amount according to your taste. Don’t wait until it is too late to adjust. Making a homemade pudding is as easy as using ready pudding mixtures; so just go ahead and try this recipe and create your own family recipe.