1½ cups sugar
¼ cup cornstarch
12 ounces high-quality bittersweet chocolate
3 cups milk (infused with fresh mint, recipe follows)
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a heavy bottom saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Add chocolate, and melt down, whisking well. In another bowl, beat eggs with milk, and add vanilla. Gradually whisk into chocolate mixture. Bring to a boil, whisking until mixture is thick. Remove from heat, and add a pinch of salt.
Milk Infused with Mint
Makes 3 cups
3 cups milk
1 cup fresh mint, crumbled between fingers
In a medium saucepan, add milk and fresh mint. Heat on simmer, about 5 to 8 minutes. Strain out mint, and discard.