Thursday, 15 March 2012

Recipe - Melting Middle Chocolate Pudding

Earlier in the week I gave a sneak preview of the scrumptious dessert that I prepared for my father-in-law's birthday dinner. If you or anyone you know is a huge chocolate fan then this recipe is definitely worth a go. The quantities below will make 4 delicious servings.
  • 45g butter, softened (plus extra for greasing)
  • 250g good quality dark chocolate, I use Green & Black's Organic
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 45g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

  1. Generously butter the sides and bottom of 4 pudding moulds. Cut a piece of greaseproof Paper and place in the bottom of each mould then butter again. Set aside. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Break the chocolate into small pieces and put in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 second blasts, removing and stirring between bursts. The chocolate should be silky smooth in just over one minute. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric whisk, beat the butt and auger together until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, always making sure the egg is well blended before adding the next. Add the vanilla extract and stir. Sift the flour and salt together and gently stir in, then stir in the melted chocolate. Divide the mixture between the 4 moulds. The mixture won't fill the moulds.
  4. Put the moulds on a baking tray and place in the oven for 12-14 minutes, or until the sides are set and the centres are soft when lightly touched with your fingertips.
Carefully turn out onto a dessert plate or bowl. Serve hot with whipped cream or creme fraiche and raspberries.

If you manage to perfect this tasty chocolately treat, you will be expected to bring it to the table on a regular basis.
Give it a go and let me know how you get on.

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