Hubby saw this recipe on the Sunday newspaper and asked me of I can make it. That's a pretty rare situation because, as ironic as it sounds, my Hubby does not have a sweet tooth. Yup, all my friends and family would be so excited to taste my creations, but not him. Since it's such a rarity, of course I jumped into the opportunity. Besides, dinner was sort of a failure as the steamed fish was screwed up. I needed to do something to repair my ego!
Thankfully, I just happened to have everything I needed. Fate has meant for me to make this pudding tonight!
100g Dark cooking chocolate
200g Plain flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
100g Caster sugar
1/2 tsp salt
100g white or brown sugar
2 Tbsp Cocoa powder
350ml Cold water
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius.
- Melt the butter and chocolate on a heat proof bowl over a pot of boiling water. Set it aside.
- Beat the egg in a small bowl and set aside.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Add in the milk, the chocolate and butter mixture and the beaten egg, then mix together. The mixture should be thick and creamy.
- Lightly grease a deep oven dish and pour the mixture into it. I used a non-stick loaf tin, so I skipped the greasing.
- Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together and sprinkle over the mixture.
- Pour cold water over the top. It may look disastrous, but don't worry, it will sort itself out while it bakes.
- Bake in oven for about 40minutes. Because my black loaf tin heats up faster and retain heat more effectively, I cut the baking time by 8minutes.
The pudding was delicious! So moist and chocolaty, such a great comfort food for a Monday night. I think it would be even better served with a dollop of cream or ice cream, but I was just a little lazy and guilty. Besides, the pudding is self-saucing!