I made these Chocolate and Walnut Self Saucing Puddings for the first time last weekend, to take to a friend's dinner party. They were very well received, but I felt they weren't good enough to blog. So I made them again this weekend for the Biggest Beach House Brat and his mates and the results were great. One sixth grader even asked for the recipe.
Rejigging the ingredients worked a treat and now I can recommend these self saucing puddings, as incredibly yummy and comforting. Of course they are simple to prepare as well.
But when you have indulged in such decadence, the only thing to do, is go for a long walk to compensate for your guilty thoughts.
In fading light, I found myself at the skate park, by the beach. The talent on show, is evidenced by the shots below. These kids are very fit, highly skilled and an absolute pleasure to watch. The biggest Beach House Brat has been inspired and has been practicing on the back deck for hours since our walk.
Chocolate and Walnut Self Saucing Pudding
Serves 4, but the recipe can be doubled to make 8
1/2 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped (any other nuts you like can be used)
1/2 cup milk
45g or 2 heaped tablespoons melted butter
For the topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa Powder
Approx 1/2 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Lightly grease 4 small ramekins, or oven proof dishes (about 1 small cup in size)
Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and walnuts. Stir to combine.
Add the milk , butter and the egg and whisk together until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the four ramekins, leaving 1cm/ 1/2inch to the top of the dishes clear.
For the topping
Combine the brown sugar and cocoa and sprinkle over the 4 pudding dishes. Carefully pour the hot water over the dishes to dissolve the brown sugar mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Serve straight from the oven with cream or yoghurt according to taste. So yummy!!!!!!!
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