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sticky chocolate sponge pudding

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ummmmm ... chocolate ...

7 ounces sugar
7 ounces butter
7 ounces self-raising flour, sifted
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
3 large eggs, preferably free-range
3 rounded tablespoons cocoa powder
8 tablespoons warm water
a handful of flaked almonds
3 3/4 ounces cooking chocolate, broken up

preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C / gas 4).

beat the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. Sieve the flour and baking powder into the butter mixture. Add the eggs and mix it all together. Then mix the cocoa powder with 8 tablespoons of warm water, until smooth.

fold the chocolate paste, almonds, and chocolate pieces into the cake mixture. Pour the mixture into a greased baking tin, spreading it out evenly. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes.

for the chocolate sauce:
3 3/4 ounces cooking chocolate
3 3/4 ounces icing sugar
3 3/4 ounces butter
4 tablespoons milk

meanwhile, melt the chocolate sauce ingredients in a bowl over some lightly simmering water. Stir until blended well. When the pudding is cooked, remove from the oven and pour over the chocolate sauce while still hot.


2 comments to this

belinda said on 29 Nov 2007 at 18:32:59:

MY GOD!! I have been a chef for 25 years and this is the best choc pudding i haver ever made/tasted,my 9yr old son and his friend LOVED it,however i found that it took about 40 minutes to cook.

jon said on 01 Mar 2008 at 12:39:13:

Fabulous recipe. Mine took much longer to cook too. I put a little extra cocoa in the chocolate sauce. Best portioned when cold.

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