Chocolate Self-saucing Puddings

Wet and windy here for the last couple of days.
The first week of new year has passed already, and the bit of the days are getting fast. Tomorrow, our children will start their first day of school in Term 3, and activities will be back to the routine. Hopefully everything run smooth as I have to do lots of things on my 'have to do' list... including posting some recipes that I tried last month.

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

This amazing chocolate pudding was my third-day of the '12-days of Christmas Baking' project. When I said amazing, I mean it. It amazed me in some aspects.

This dish actually was not on my list to try. On that day, all of sudden I wanted to bake something in small bowls or ramekins. I had no book-marked recipe about any kind of dessert that is baked in bowls. I began to open randomly some of my 'old' magazines and just in the second or third magazine I was stuck on the title of "make your nan's pudding". No story, no other explanation, ...only simple recipe that not even separates the list of ingredients and the method.
I read it carefully, and...PING!... I decided to try it for my personal project.

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

It was amazing.
The method was totally new for me.
Honestly, I do love to learn and to try many different types of cooking or baking methods, from any simple methods to most complicated ones. The creator of this pudding used a super simple method that amazingly produces delicious dessert.

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

It's as simple as this: First, mix same ingredients (dry and wet ingredients) became batter and spoon into the prepared bowls. Second, sprinkle some dry ingredients on the top of each bowl. Third, pour boiling water on it. ...Then after all, let the oven do the rest of the job.

On the stage when I had to pour boiling water, I did believe this was gonna work. When it came out from the oven... oh, I felt so good. My pudding had good shapes, with the very chocolaty aroma.

The very good news is... the texture was perfect! It's gooey, soft and slightly sticky, and it tasted amazingly good! No more explanation, ...I'm happy to learn something new with good result.
Oh...last one, with the minimum light during the rainy season... I got some 'good enough' pictures that all were taken on my kitchen table.

Note : I just sprinkled some chopped nuts and dry cranberries before serving it.

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Self-saucing Puddings
source : Donna Hay Magazine, Autumn, 50th issue birthday.

Preheat oven to 180C (350F).

Place 2/3 cup (100 gr) self raising flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 1/4 cup (45 gr) brown sugar, 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk, 35 gr melted butter and 1 egg in a bowl.

Whisk to combine and spoon into 4 x 1 cup- capacity (250 ml) ovenproof dishes.
Place on a tray.

Combine 1/2 cup (90 gr) brown sugar and 2 tablespoons cocoa.
Sprinkle over the puddings.

Top each pudding with 1/4 cup (60 ml) boiling water.
Bake to 15-20 minutes.

Serve 4.

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding


Ira Rodrigues said…
Its really interesting technique for the fash, fresh and simple dessert and i dont mind to give it a try!

Dapur kamu lightingnya soft banget yah van...
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Vania said…
Hi Ira...
iya Ra, tekniknya unik deh. Kirain bakal gagal total :)

Dapurku kecil Ra, berempat di dapur saat bersamaan, bisa tabrak2an :D nyuri2 dari jendela living room.

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henny'scooking said…
Met natal dan tahun baru ya mbak. Maaf nih aku baru ngucapin. Itu suguhan kuenya menggoda semua. Sendok jayunya juga fotogenik:)
lenny said…
Mbak Vania, kalo brown sugarnya diganti gula palem atau gula putih bisa ga yah..thx before.