Hot mocha puddings

Hot mocha puddings

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins plus standing

Easy

Serves 4
It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liquer for a rich, indulgent dessert

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal414
  • fat26g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 150ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 50g pitted prunes
  • 2 tsp instant coffee
  • 50g soft butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 large egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 4 scoops coffee or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
  • 4 tsp coffee liqueur, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Measure the milk in a large jug, then blend with the prunes and coffee in a food processor until smooth. Add the butter, sugar, egg, almonds, cocoa, flour and a pinch of salt, then blitz again to make a thick batter.

  2. Scrape evenly and cleanly (don’t take the mixture up the sides) into 4 x 175ml ramekins (don’t use any with metal on them!). Cook in the microwave, spaced round the edge of the turntable, on Medium for 6 mins. The puddings will still look a bit moist, but that’s fine. Stand for 5 mins, then serve topped with a scoop of ice cream and a little liqueur, if you like.

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Linariad
26th Dec, 2016
Microwave ovens vary in power. I can't see the specified power rating of the oven anywhere in this recipe. It's not enough to say microwave it on medium, because 'medium' varies depending on the power of the oven!
katewestern
14th Oct, 2015
I made this recipe and the puddings came out dryer and denser than expected - more like chocolate fudge cakes. They were still nice but I think I would only microwave for 5 minutes next time to give a moister pudding.
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canterburybelle
18th Feb, 2015
These look great! However, with microwave recipes, it would be really helpful if you could give the power level as a wattage for those of us who are less confident with cooking this way. Thanks.
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goodfoodteam
26th Feb, 2015
Hi canterburybelle, thank you for your feedback most microwave ovens operate at high (100%) medium (50%) low (30%). This equates to 800-850W (high), 400-425W (medium) or 250-255W (low). Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we are always updating our guides and techniques pages so we will consider adding information on microwave use in the future. 
Linariad
26th Dec, 2016
This only equates as you describe for an 800 to 850 watt oven! What about those of us still using a 650 watt one? You really need to be more precise, particularly with this sort of recipe...so I am glad to hear you will be updating your pages to take account of microwave use. However it would be even more helpful to include more specific information in the recipes themselves - I want to cook, not spend time looking up instructions. Good recipes give the different temperature settings for electric, fan-assisted and gas ovens, so you should be able to give the wattage of the microwave oven used in all microwave recipes.
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