When 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.
Gran 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
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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