This almost didn't get made. I've been out of town all weekend visiting family and had a busy Monday. Then today I remembered that I didn't make last week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe, which looked delish. So I decided that I would have to do it, even if it was last minute. Thankfully the pudding has common ingredients so I had everything. It was much easier than I had first thought it would be. The chocolate layer is simply chocolate melted into cream. A ganache layer topped with creamy vanilla pudding. It really was lovely with the vanilla.
Dorie has many variations in her cookbook to try in the vanilla half of the pudding - cinnamon, peppermint. I just stuck to plain old vanilla and it was perfect. I had much, much more vanilla than chocolate, a ratio of about four to one. I think I would like a two to one next time.