Chocolate Pudding

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Luscious, comforting and surprisingly light are but a few words used to describe this pudding. It is truly delicious and very simple to make which is probably why it is so good. This pudding can be made and eaten all year round and is a perfect dessert for those impromptu dinner parties (with 2½ hours advance notice, of course).


Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Serves: 10


  1. Put the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl. the butter and sugar
  2. Beat them with an electric whisk until they have become light and fluffy. the creamed butter and sugar
  3. While the whisk is going, add the beaten egg, about 1 tablespoon at a time, to the creamed butter and sugar until it has all been incorporated. Then turn off the whisk and tip in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract. the rest of the ingredients in the bowl
  4. Mix them in and then add the water (you have a fast dropping consistency, in other words, when you tip a spoonful of the mixture back into the bowl, the mixture should fall off the spoon rather quickly). Then add the chocolate chips. adding the chocolate chips
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips. Then grease a 600ml pudding basin with either butter or oil and put a small disc of silicon paper in the bottom of it. Pour in the mixture. pouring in the mixture
  6. Place another larger disc of greased silicon paper on top of the mixture. Then put a sheet of foil with a pleat in it on the top of the bowl and secure it with string or a large elastic band. ready for steaming
  7. Put the pudding into a large pan with a trivet underneath it and fill the pan with water until it comes to half way up the side of the pudding basin. Alternatively, put the pudding into a steamer. Bring the water up to the boil and steam the pudding for 2 hours.
  8. When the pudding is cooked, take it off the heat and leave it in the bowl for about 10 minutes (now would be a good time to make the chocolate sauce). Turn the pudding out onto a large plate. the turned out pudding
  9. Pour the chocolate sauce over the pudding, cut it into portions and serve with raspberry coulis (some thick double cream also goes fabulously well with this). the finished steamed chocolate pudding
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished and reheated in the microwave up to 3 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Yes, for up to 3 days.

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