Cupboard staples, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and milk combine over heat into a luscious chocolate pudding.
This recipe is old-fashioned in the sense that it doesn't involve any canned milk, powders, or artificial flavorings. It results in a flan that is not too eggy thanks to the use half-and-half instead of milk to help thicken it.
Egg whites are the key element in this recipe.
We have no idea if this dish comes from France, but its clever simplicity feels utterly French to us.