In Extra Helping: Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time, Janet Reich Elsbach offers over 70 recipes for making delicious dishes and practical advice for packaging and sharing meals with your community.
This recipe for chocolate pudding is sure to be a crowd pleaser. In her introduction to the instructions, Janet writes: "After my friend Kari tasted the second draft of this recipe, she thoughtfully gave me a set of eight pudding cups with snap-on lids to make it easier for me to keep bringing her pudding on the regular. Jam jars make a fine substitute if you live too far from Kari to get the same deal. You can use regular condensed milk in place of the condensed coconut milk called for here, but if aversion and not availability is the obstacle, even extremely coconut-averse people say this pudding does not taste remotely like coconut. All it brings is a super-silky, creamy texture. This recipe makes a lot of pudding, but I have never found that “made too much pudding” really amounts to a problem."