Bittersweet Chocolate Puddings
This is not the usual velvety whole-egg stovetop pudding. While the ingredients are virtually the same, folding the beaten whites into the mixture and baking the puddings in a water bath makes this dessert mousse-like with a crusty top.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips
The chocolate puddings can be baked up to 4 hours ahead and served lightly chilled.
Two excellent and widely available brands of bittersweet chocolate are Lindt and Valrhona.
Bittersweet chocolate desserts make terrific partners for bittersweet fortified wines because of the echoing of flavors. Joshua Wesson recommends a nonvintage Port from California's Central Valley.