Bayne's Take Your Time Chocolate Pudding Recipe

by LizM

A made from scratch chocolate pudding sure to please everyone

Like most old family recipes, there are multiple stories behind this one. Bayne comes from a young cousin, many years ago, being unable to pronounce Grandmother Payne. Instead it came out Bayne (or Bane). From then on it just stuck and Grandmother Payne was called Bayne by all the grandkids.

The pudding gets its name from another spoiled cousin (we were all spoiled rotten - the family didn't have much but they happily gave what they had to appease the kids). This little cousin loved chocolate pudding and "asked" for it regularly. One day Bayne was in a hurry and made instant pudding. That didn't work at all for little cousin. Next time little cousin, I mean asked, for pudding she said "I want the one where you take your time." From then on the chocolate pudding was Bayne's Take Your Time Pudding.

Now, while I come from a long line of tall tale telling folks, I am not exaggerating in the least to say that this pudding was the cause of more than one "heated discussion" between family members who normally loved each other very much but were determined to get the last bit of pudding in the bowl.

So, take your time making the pudding and take your time enjoying the rich chocolatey goodness!

Bayne's Take Your Time Chocolate Pudding
Bayne's Take Your Time Chocolate Pudding
Liz Masoner

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 30 min
Ingredients for 12 servings
2 Cups Milk  • 2 Cups Sugar  • 1 Cup Cocoa Powder  • 2 Eggs  • 1/2 Cup Flour  • 1/2 Stick Margarine  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla  • Nilla Wafers

Additional Supplies

Double Boiler

Wet Ingredients First

Beat the eggs and then add the milk and whisk until well blended.

Dry Ingredients Next

In another bowl, mix the sugar, cocoa, and flour until well blended.

Bring It Together

In the double boiler, blend the dry mixture with the milk mixture. Cook on the top of the double boiler on medium high heat. Whisk continuously. Once mixture is heated and smooth, add the margarine and continue whisking.

Just Keep Whisking

Now comes the take your time part. Depending on your double boiler size and the heat you use, this step can take up to 30 minutes or so.

Continue cooking the pudding until it thickens, whisking continually and being careful to scrape the sides and bottom frequently.


As the pudding gets close to being thick enough, it is very important to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan VERY frequently to avoid lumps and burnt pudding.

Finishing Up

Once, thickened, remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla. Remember to remove the top of the double boiler from the bottom so it won't continue to cook even when off the heat.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (1 Votes)

Serving Suggestions

The traditional service is to layer the pudding with vanilla wafers in a large bowl but here are some additional ideas.

  • Serve in wine glasses, layered with wafers or topped with wafers
  • Serve with strawberries for dipping
  • Serve in a margarita glass with crumbled Samoa Girl Scout cookies
  • Serve with whipped topping or meringue
Updated: 03/28/2014, LizM
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kimbesa on 05/20/2013

I will try this one day. I'm going to like it, I'm sure!

katiem2 on 03/05/2013

I so adore all things chocolate, my kids will love this sweet recipe, it won't take them long to eat it up :) Thanks :)K

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