Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Crazy Ingredient Challenge #2~ Avocado Chocolate-Caramel Pudding

Hello and welcome to month two of the Crazy Ingredient Challenge. This monthly challenge was created by Jutta, at Hungry Little Girl, to replace the Surprise Recipe Swap. The idea behind the Crazy Ingredient Challenge is to create a recipe, using two ingredients that you wouldn't normally pair together. This month the ingredients were Avocado and Caramel.

Try as I may, I couldn't think of anyway to work caramel into a savoury dish. OK, that's a total lie.... I just told myself that, so I could create another dessert recipe.... Curse my love of dessert!! I had a few ideas brewing in that little brain of mine, like maybe brownies, or blondies, but I decided to go on a totally different tangent and attempt avocado pudding. After googling it and finding a few recipes, I took a few ideas and went into the kitchen. Now, I have to say that I've been feeling less than lucky in the kitchen lately. I'm misplacing my tools, dropping/spilling things and even burning things. This time was no different. I ended up having to stop my pudding making to clean up a tin of coconut milk, I spilled all over my kitchen floor.

After the clean up (and a mommy time out because I was fuming!) I went back to finish my pudding. I was very please to see that my ingredients really did end up looking like pudding. First taste wasn't sweet enough and I could still taste the avocado. A few more tweeks and I was happy with the result. I portioned out the pudding, and set up my shot. Success all around. I could here the kids in the back ground talking about how yummy the stuff mommy was taking pictures of, looked. They both jumped at the chance to gobble down some pudding and Mr.B even claimed it was the best Chocolate Pudding he has ever tasted!

Avocado Chocolate-Caramel Pudding
printable version

2 ripe avocados
1/4 C caramel sauce
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 C coconut milk
3 Tbs cocoa powder
toffee bits or cacao nibs for garnish

In your food processor, puree the avocado with the caramel sauce, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder and coconut milk, until nice and smooth; scraping the sides once. Spoon pudding into serving dishes and refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with toffee bits or cacao nibs, before serving.

This post linked to

See Ya in the Gumbo
You're Gonna Love it!
In & Out of the Kitchen
My Meatless Monday
Tasty Tuesday
Thursday's Treasures

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Bernadette said...

Wow,looks so good, and now I understand why you were so upset the other day. I would hate to spill a whole container of anything just trying to get a 4th of teaspoon :( So glad the kids like it, mine liked my version too!

Marlys @thisandthat said...

I am not a pudding person but I think that this sounds wonderful.. Sorry about your mishaps in the kitchen ~ we all get those at times. Great recipe for this challenge.

Lori Hart said...

I want to eat this now!! Looks amazing,..

Lori's Culinary Creations

HungryLittleGirl said...

Cindy, that looks so delicious! So shiny, so chocolaty, simply mouthwatering! I love that you used coconut milk, it's one of my favorites in cooking and baking :)

Kelster said...

Chocolate Avocado pudding has been on my to-make list for a while. Ineed to try it.
By the way, how much chocolate did you use?

Cindy Jamieson said...

Ha I guess I should include the cocoa powder in the recipe, since it's chocolate caramel right? LOL
I've added it in :o)

Marilyn Clark said...

OMG this looks absolutely delicious!

Chaya Selig said...

Good job, Cindy. This sounds delicious.

Tara said...

Looks so good! I will have to remember this when my son gets older.

Nutritious Deliciousness said...

looks delicious, love avocado and chocolate!

Cynthia Landrie said...

I am so glad to see that your pudding turned out despite the dropping of utensils etc! I have to say that the first peach and caramel sauce I made got a little burned! I looked good, but tasted bad! had to do it again.

I bet your family did gobble this up.

DaJen Eats (Jenn Ross) said...

Oh this looks so rich! I can't think of a time I've ever gone for pudding but I would absolutely choose this. Great job.

Michelle said...

You knocked it out of the park, Cindy. Looks fabulous! And I love your photos...really, really nice.
Thank you for linking this week.

Sarah Reynolds said...

Your pudding looks delicious! I love the addition of coconut milk. I bet it tasted amazing, it certainly looks like something I'd want second helpings of!