Here is an old family favourite that has been around forever.
The original self-saucing chocolate pudding.
Restaurants may package this up nicely on a plate with a lofty price tag but here is the real thing.
Simple to make and costs virtually nothing too.
The results never fail to impress.
I like to make this on freezing winter nights or lazy weekend days when a hot chocolate alone is not enough to satisfy my chocolate yearnings.
It is quite a low fat pudding too.
In a large mixing bowl add:
4 tablespoons of margarine
Half a cup of caster sugar
1 cup of self-raising flour
2 dessertspoons of cocoa
Half a cup of milk
A teaspoon of vanilla essence
Mix all ingredients with a mixer until well whipped.
Spread the mixture into a medium sized baking dish like the one pictured.
Don't bother greasing the dish as the topping will ensure the pudding doesn't stick to the dish.
Baking dish pictured is by Le Creuset in Lime Green lustre.
Sprinkle this mix of sugar and cocoa over the top of the pudding mix:
Make the sauce by gently pouring one and a half cups of boiling water over the top of the pudding.
Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.
Your pudding should have a baked cake-like appearance. The sauce will sink to the bottom and ooze out when you divide it up.
Mmmmmmmmmm! You could be enjoying this at your house in only 45 minutes time!
Serve with your choice of cream, ice-cream or custard. Not necessary to serve with anything really as the taste stands alone.
I am just in love with this lovely red heart baking dish by Le Creuset. Big enough to house double or triple batches of this pudding for when the kids are bigger!
What's for dessert at your house tonight?
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT for the very first time!