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chocolate puddle pudding

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Serves 4

delicious easy to make pudding

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  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 g vanilla sugar (or 200g caster sugar and a few drops vanilla essence)
  • 30 g salted butter
  • 75 g dark chocolate (use something with a high proportion of cocoa solids)
  • 150 ml milk
  • 150 g soft brown sugar
  • 500 ml hot water


    1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F).
    2. Measure the flour and vanilla sugar into a large mixing bowl with two tablespoons of the cocoa powder and the baking powder. Melt the butter and chocolate together, and when melted, add them to the bowl with the milk.
    3. Stir with a wooden spoon until everything is well blended, and spread the mixture (which should be a thick paste) into the bottom of a baking dish. (I used a 20×30 cm dish.)
    4. Mix the soft brown sugar with the remaining four tablespoons of cocoa, and sprinkle them over the top of the sponge mixture.
    5. Pour over the hot water (this should be hot from the kettle but not boiling) and put in the oven for 45 minutes. The sponge pudding will rise through the puddle of chocolate sauce.

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1st Oct, 2016
When you use half of the sugar and coca mix, you aren't going to get much of a puddle! That's probably why you sauce was custardy.
7th Mar, 2012
My results from this recipe were good but not fantastic. I'd make it again but maybe not for a dinner party. The sauce was more of a chocolate custard which was nice but not enough of it in my opinion & I took the pudding out of the oven earlier than suggested, after about 35 mins. I also only used half the sugar/cocoa powder mix as there seemed so much of it & I think I was right to do this. Final conclusion - It was a nice pudding but not as good as my mums!
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