Josh would trade most things for a chocolate self saucing pudding, however he said that he shouldn't have to trade anything for one and that I should make it for him out of the goodness of my own heart.
As you can tell this is one of his favourite desserts, and its well and truly the most well worn page in all of my recipe books. I know the weather is heating up and this is more of a winter warmer but today was cold and gusty and after working four 12hr shifts in a row, ending in a night shift, I finally gave in to baking this for him.
This pudding is chocolaty enough to satisfy cravings but not rich enough to feel like you have over done it. I guess that is why Josh can manage to devour almost the whole pudding in one sitting.
recipe from Women's Weekly Old Fashioned Favourites
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup castor sugar
1 cup SR flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp cocoa powder extra
Preheat oven to 180c.
Melt butter with milk in a bowl in the microwave.
Whisk in extract, caster sugar then sifted flour and cocoa.
Spread into baking dish.
Sift brown sugar and extra cocoa over the mixture, gently pour boiling water over the mixture. Bake about 40mins or until the centre is firm.
Stand 5 mins before serving with fresh cream.
Josh's serving size, he also went back for more!