Milk Chocolate Sugar Pudding (Using 24 Egg Yolks in a Week)


The past seven days have been a quest to use up a tupperware of 24 egg yolks before they went bad. I did it. Here’s the last thing I made:


3 egg yolks
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c milk
1/4 c low-fat cream cheese
3 oz chocolate
1 tbsp corn starch (if you need it)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat the yolks, sugar, and milk really well. Put it over low heat and keep stirring. (Do not stop stirring or you’ll get an omelette.)

When it gets pretty warm, add the cream cheese and let it melt (keep stirring). Add the chocolate in small chunks, a few at a time, stirring until it melts. Keep stirring until the mixture has started to thicken a little bit. If you need it, you can add some corn starch – it’s better to take it off the heat before it’s completely thickened than risk getting scrambled eggs.

When it’s cooled a bit, add the vanilla.


Other things I made with 24 egg yolks:

Bread pudding in the microwave: D
Bread pudding in the microwave, second try: D
Lemon curd: A+
Vanilla ice cream: B-

Milk Chocolate Sugar Pudding (Using 24 Egg Yolks in a Week)

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Pudding

Adapted from Minimalist Baker.


I made the original chocolate version later, but forgot to take pics.  I’ll give you both recipes.


“I don’t like it…I’m sorry”
– Leandro

Cinnamon Raisin

1 1/4 cups soy milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 1/2 tbsp honey (my soy milk was sweetened…you might need more sweetener than I did)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp raisins

Blend everything together and let it run for a few minutes until it’s all smooth.  Pour it into cute little jars and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours to set.  (Just like real pudding.)

This is what an empty blender looks like

Chocolate (no pics, but it pretty much looks like chocolate pudding)

1 1/2 cups soy milk
1/3 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp brown sugar (my soy milk was sweetened…you might need more sweetener than I did)
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Procedure is the same as above.

More cinnamon raisin money shots:



Cinnamon Raisin Chia Seed Pudding

Dulce de Leche Oreo Lava Brownies

This is the best chocolate lava recipe I’ve done.  Just forget the other ones on this blog.

Warning: there might be a lot of sugar in this.



“It is a sugar bomb”
– Leandro


1/2 banana, mashed
1/4 c melted butter
3 oz melted chocolate
1/2 c sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c flour
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
11 Oreo cookies, quartered roughly
2/3 c dulce de leche repostero (MUST be “repostero” or “para reposteria.”)

Mix banana, butter, melted chocolate, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a large bowl.  Add the flour, cocoa, and salt and mix for several minutes to combine everything (and produce some gluten, which makes brownies nice and chewy).

Add the Oreos and stir to incorporate them.  Pour the batter into a well-buttered 8×8-inch pan.

Stir the dulce de leche in the jar to smooth it out a bit, and then dollop globs of it on top of the brownie pan.  You’re going to swirl it with a knife or spatula to make it fun and pretty.

Bake at “medium-low” (maybe 300°F?) for 18-20 minutes.  It should be done only around the edges and still liquid in the center – and suitable for eating in a bowl.  Quite delicious.  Quite delicious indeed.

No glamour shots of the plated product because it was so good that once I was eating it I didn’t care about the blog anymore.

Dulce de Leche Oreo Lava Brownies

The Worst Cake I’ve Ever Made (CRAP)


Ever since the resounding success of the chocolate mousse banana ice cream, I’ve been stockpiling mousse and pudding mixes in hope that I’d have another stroke of processed chocolate luck.  Today was not that day.

I decided I’d try out a flourless chocolate cake, with the batter based mostly on eggs and chocolate pudding mix:


5 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1/4 c cream cheese
1 65g (2.3 oz) package chocolate pudding mix
3 tbsp milk
1/3 c flour

I started with beating the 5 eggs for about 8 minutes, until they were foamy and lightened.


See this?  It’s a cheap and sub-par replacement for coffee extract.  A teaspoon of hot water mixed with a teaspoon of instant coffee granules.


I added this, plus vanilla, cream cheese, and pudding mix, to the eggs.


It has deflated completely.  I guess whipping the eggs that long was actually a useless endeavor.  I probably should have separated them and whipped just the whites.

Test-tasting revealed that the batter was very thin and vomit-inducingly sweet.  I added some milk, and about 1/3 cup of flour.  My cake has lost its identity.  Now it’s just bad chocolate cake with too many eggs.

Oh no.  I bet it’s going to cook up like an omelette.  I should have put more flour.  And oil.  A lot more flour.

5:38pm: a foul smell is afoot in the kitchen.  This is what awaits me when I open the oven door:


The cake is pretty much what I expected it to be: gummy, rubbery, and fairly foul.

At least my new cell phone camera is pretty nice

Verdict: I should really stop making up my own recipes.

The Worst Cake I’ve Ever Made (CRAP)

Chocolate Lava Cheesecake Brownies in a Loaf Pan


Baked at 10:30pm when none of the chocolate bars or cookies in my fridge looked satisfying enough.  Sometimes, only chocolate lava will do.

“I’m not really hungry…I don’t want any”
– Leandro

4 tbsp melted butter
2 eggs
1/2 c sugar
1/2 mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla
1.5 oz melted semisweet chocolate
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 c flour
1/4 tsp salt

Cheesecake layer:
2 tbsp heavy cream
1/4 c cream cheese
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Mix butter, egg, sugar, banana, and vanilla.  Then add melted chocolate and mix again.  Add in the dry ingredients and whisk it really well – at least 2-3 minutes.

Mix the cheesecake layer ingredients in a separate bowl.  Pour the chocolate batter into your greased loaf pan (these are supposed to be thick, okay?).

Then pour the cheesecake mixture on top, and swirl it a bit with a knife.

Bake 20-22 minutes at 300°.  Eat in a bowl while watching Making a Murderer.

loaf pan of brownies_compressed

Verdict: next time, needs more butter.
Chocolate Lava Cheesecake Brownies in a Loaf Pan