Friday, 16 December 2011

Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding - That's Magic !!

I'd invited our old next door neighbours from Walthamstow over for lunch and wanted a quick , easy and comforting pudding ( weather getting chilly now ).
What else would do but my mum's self saucing chocolate pudding. It brings back so many happy childhood teatime memories and my sister and I were always amazed by this 'magic' pudding - How did 'drowning' it with water create such a lovely,chocolatey sauce underneath ??? Magic !!
The great thing also is it can be prepared before hand up to pouring the water on - so it can go into the oven as you sit down for main course and be ready 30 minutes later.

Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding

1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup self raising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa 
2 oz butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup extra sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 1/2 cups hot water


Cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and beat. Fold in sifted flour and cocoa alternatively with the milk. Put mixture in a greased dish. Sift over extra sugar and cocoa. Pour over hot water carefully. Bake in a moderate oven for 35 to 40 minutes - 190 o C.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.
It's that easy - great for the kid's tea on a dark winter evening !!
The pudding mix made up before guests arrive

Boiling water poured on just before we had our main course and then popped it in the oven while eating

Out the oven after 30 mins and the magic has happened and the pudding has a gorgeous cocoa crust

 And then dig in to reveal the chocolate sauce underneath

Served with vanilla ice cream - this made us giggle - very ' Carry on ' - Oo er Mrs !!