Gran’s Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

IMG_4492When we were younger we would have dinner about once a week at Gran & Grandpa’s. On the menu there would always be a roast, usually either pork, lamb or beef, and a pudding of some sort. Hands down this was our favourite.

IMG_2805Gran would typically have the batter prepared and in the buttered dish and the sugar and cocoa measured and mixed ready to spread over the batter. One night I finished off the pudding for Gran to put in the oven. I sprinked the sugar & cocoa mixture over the batter and boiled the kettle. I had strict instructions (coming from the table) that the water had to be boiling when it was poured on top of the pudding. So, if I can pass anything on…make sure the water is BOILING!

1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 egg
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Sift together flour, castor sugar & salt.
Add melted butter, egg & milk, beat until smooth. Pour into a pre-prepared greased dish.
Mix together sugar & cocoa. Sprinkle over batter. Just before putting in the oven pour boiling water over the batter.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Once ready the sauce will have bubbled up slightly around the sides of the pudding and the pudding will be firm to touch. If still unsure test the pudding with a skewer, making sure it comes out clean.
The pudding is particularly delicious with vanilla ice cream!

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2 thoughts on “Gran’s Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

  1. James

    I made this once and forgot to put cocoa in it. It was a massive dumpling stodge fest.

    I also made it once and forgot to put the water in, boiling or otherwise. Don’t do that either.

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