I found a recipe like this in a cookbook for one-bowl desserts and decided to veganize it. The rum flavor isn’t overpowering at all; it just adds a little hint of sumthin’ sumthin’. You can serve it warm with the pudding layer oozing all over the place, or chilled with the pudding layer nice and thick on the top. It’s a quick recipe that will make people think it took more work than it really did.
Beverage pairing: This dense chocolate dessert calls for an equally rich late-harvest red, with copious amounts of hedonistic fruit. Try the 2005 Dashe Dry Creek Late Harvest Zinfandel.