February 12, 2010

Chocolate Pudding

Preparation time:25 minutes
Total cooking time :40 minutes
Serves 4-6

For Pudding:
1 cup self-raising flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
60g(2oz) butter,melted
1 tsp vanilla essence
For sauce:
2 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup sugar
2cup boiling water

1.Preheat the oven 350F/180C.Brush a 2litre(8 cup) over-proof dish with melted butter or oil.
2.Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl;make a well in the centre.
3.Pour in combined milk,egg,butter and essence.Stir until smooth;do not over-beat.Pour into prepared dish.
4.Add for the sauce.Dissolve extra cocoa powder and sugar with boiling water.Pour gently over the pudding mixture using the back of a spoon.
5.Bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.

HINT:Serve with vanilla ice cream and some of the sauce.
VARIATION:Can use individual cups for baking the pudding.

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