Pitch Lake Pudding

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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This Bajan pudding, which sometimes appears as Mousse Antillaise, is said to have been inspired by Trinidad’s Pitch Lake, a seepage of natural asphalt. It makes an exceptionally good party dessert. The recipe can be successfully doubled.


  • 4 oz. unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons instant
  • espresso coffee
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Place the cocoa in the top of a double boiler over hot water. Dissolve the coffee in ¼ pint boiling water. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir this mixture gradually into the cocoa and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon over low heat for 5 minutes. Beat in the egg yolks, one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition. Remove from the heat and stir in the rum. Add the salt to the