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Winter Warming Chocolate Pud

10 Jul 2018

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The middle of winter is definitely the best time of year for desserts that are easy to make, but with a warming flavour that'll stay with you for hours.

This self-saucing chocolate pud has it all. Just a few basic ingredients and a little time are needed to create it. And once you have, there'll be lots of absolutely gorgeous warm chocolate for everyone to enjoy. 

What's not to love?

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pud

Serves         4
Prep time     5 mins
Cook time   35 mins

INGREDIENTS

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 2 tbs cocoa, sifted, plus extra to dust
  • 3/4 firmly packed cup (185g) brown sugar
  • Thickened cream, to serve

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Grease a 1.5L (6-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish.
  2. Melt butter along with the milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Add vanilla, caster sugar, flour and 1 tbs cocoa, stirring to combine. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Combine brown sugar and remaining 1 tbs cocoa in a bowl with 2 cups (500ml) boiling water. Stir until sugar has dissolved, then carefully pour over the pudding batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is firm.
  4. Stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
  5. Dust the warm pudding with cocoa and serve immediately, topped with cream.

Crave something other than chocolate?

Take a look at these other winter warmers:

This sweet and easy Roasted Strawberry Crumble can be done from scratch in less than half an hour and has all the makings of a go-to treat.

Or try this Marmalade Bread and Butter Pudding – a modern citrus twist on a dessert originally created hundreds of years ago to make use of old bread.

And finally, no winter warmers list would be complete without at least one apple-based option. This Apple and Blueberry Crumble with roasted Almond and Peanut Topping is easy to make, tangy-sweet and topped with a layer of crunchiness.

The perfect finish

These decadent desserts are the perfect accompaniment to these simple and freezer-friendly dinners. Quick and easy is the theme here, so once you're done with the making and eating, indulge in a quick and easy to clean up using Quantum Ultimate.