I love that you can meet bloggers in the most unexpected places.
Friday night Mike and I went out to a really nice dinner Mike’s work provided to a group of the top performing reps from last year. When we arrived I was making small talk with one of the wives, and I mentioned I should have brought my camera because the menu sounded amazing. She asked why, I said that I blog, and that was the beginning of the end. She blogs too, with a couple of her girlfriends. They’re still fairly new, but really excited about the whole process and they want to learn more. So we spent the night chatting about blogging and I hung out in foodie heaven. The food was to die for! It was so nice having a night out with Mike. I think it’s been a good three months since we’ve gone out. And I got to order a $61 bottle of wine that was magical. I can’t remember the last time I had a wine where I tasted grape, really tasted the grape. Magic I’m telling you.
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- 4 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 ounces Guinness Draught beer
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 3 1/2 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon Jameson Irish whiskey
- Cocoa powder, for garnish
- In a large glass or plastic mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine Guinness and 1 1/4 cups heavy cream. Cook over medium heat, whisking often, until the edges just begin to bubble. Remove pot from the heat, and add chocolate to pot; whisk until smooth.
- Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly while streaming the chocolate into the bowl. After the pudding base is combined, return pudding to saucepan and return the medium-low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the pudding thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
- Divide pudding among serving bowls/jars/whatever you're using and cover with plastic wrap. Place pudding in fridge until pudding is chilled and set.
- In a medium bowl, add all whipped cream ingredients. Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Spoon whipped cream onto top of chilled pudding. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, if desired.