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Modern Brownie Pudding

Chocolate, chewy little cups of brownie pudding, served with a sidecar scoop of vanilla gelato, but what makes this classic recipe modern? Redressed, these individuals have become cool little jewels – Modern Brownie Pudding.

There is usually a story with the food at Bijouxs, threading my background working in food, fashion and design – but the food really is the story at Bijouxs. Brownie Pudding get a modern makeover; externally styled in minimal brown & white, just a sprinkling of cacao nib adornments following the modern tenant of less is more, but what really makes this brownie pudding modern is its temperature – served frozen – very cool.

While working on the recipe for brownie pudding, I stumbled and made a slight error (often), one that led me to the modern version of these delightful little chocolate jewels. I served the “error” batch of brownie pudding cups to some of my regular Bijouxs kitchen/studio Sunday samplers (the brave few who show up to taste test the upcoming Bijouxs) and although they were kind in word with the recipe, I was not convinced; I tasted something familiar, and set out to test my taste theory.

After placing the individual brownie pudding cups in the freezer for a few hours my taste theory was confirmed. The change of temperature created an icy chocolate-coffee granita (the familiar taste) bottom layer, topped by an airy, brown sugar crusted cake, and the vanilla gelato sidecar completed the taste theory, a change in temperature = Modern Brownie Pudding.

What also makes these individual Modern Brownie Pudding cups cool is that you can bake them ahead, and then pop them in the freezer a few hours or more before the guests arrive, attach the vanilla gelato (available at the supers) sidecar and serve; easy does it. Photographed here are simple 6-ounce custard cups, a classic Bijouxs Basics, great to have in your kitchen.

Bijouxs are the little jewels from the kitchen, sometimes a mistake with a story or two.


As always, enjoy. B

8 thoughts on “Modern Brownie Pudding

  1. This looks amazing! Who would think that a trip to the freezer could change up something so familiar!

    1. Hi Gina! I like your “trip to a freezer” comment! These end up almost tasting like ice cream cake – another familiar taste. Good to hear from you!

  2. A cool jewel, indeed, and a delicious read! I’ll be your Sunday night taster any day of the week!

    1. Glad you enjoyed this little jewel…OK, you are on the list!

  3. I suspect this will be a perfect coda to a summer tea party! (and as usual, always appreciate something that can be made in advance to save time)

    1. Hi there Robyn. These little pudding cups are an icy treat and make ahead is always good. Thanks for being a part of Bijouxs!

  4. gorgeous! hubster saw this and asked if we were having to for dessert tonight….i guess i better get back in the kitchen 😉

    1. Think ice cream cake, made easy. Enjoy!

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