Chocolate Barley Pudding

kathleen ralston


I wanted to share this even though I haven't yet tried it. It's in my old recipe book with all my collections and gems, and I'll be trying it as soon as I go shopping and get the barley, so I'll let you know. Doesn't it look interesting though? I like the unusual.

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15 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


1/4 cup regular barley
1 squar (1 oz) semi sweet chocolate
1 tbs butter or margarine
1 tbs sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp cornstarch
3 tbs milk
1 beaten egg yolk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white
2 tbs sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream


1Bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add barley. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1 hour. Cool.
2In saucepan melt chocolate and butter or margarine over low heat.
3Combine the 1 Tbs sugar and cornstarch. Stir into chocolate mixture.
4Add milk and egg yolk.
5Cook and stir until the mixture is bubbly.
6Stir in vanilla and barley.
7In a small mixer bowl beat egg white on high speed of mixer to form soft peaks. Gradually add the remaining 2 Tbs sugar and beat to stiff peaks. Fold into barley mixture.
8Cover and chill.
9To serve, whip the 1/2 cream: layer pudding in parfaits with 3/4 of the whipped cream: top with remaining cream and walnuts, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings