Self-Saucing Chocolate PuddingServes:
The original classic family pudding, it's easy to make and with its layer of thick sauce underneath, looks wickedly indulgent. Serve it with cream or ice-cream.
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- 60g melted butter
- ½ cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- pinch of salt
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1 ¾ cups boiling water
Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa and brown sugar. In a separate bowl mix together the melted butter, milk, eggs, salt and vanilla essence.
Stir the liquids into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Pour into an oven proof dish.
Mix together the second measure of brown sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over the top of the pudding.
Hold a serving spoon over the pudding and pour the boiling water over the curved back of the spoon gently onto the pudding so the water covers the batter.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until the pudding is well risen and springy. Serve warm with cream or ice-cream.
Gluten free: Replace the flour and baking powder with gluten free flour. Dairy free: replace the butter with dairy free spread and use soy or rice milk.