On demand: The melting chocolate pudding from Olive, tried out successfully this Saturday...
Melting chocolate pudding
Serves 6 (at least)
150 g self-raising flour (or, I can figure, ordinary flour with a tbsp of baking powder mixed in)
4 tbsp cocoa powder
50 g ground almonds
100 g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
200 g caster sugar
175 ml milk
50 g melted butter
150 g dark muscovado sugar
3 tbsp cocoa powder
300 ml boiling water
Heat the oven to 180C/356F
Start with the pudding. Mix all the dry ingredients together in one bowl, milk, butter and egg in another bowl. Then mix the dry into the wet and spoon into six individual ovenproof dishes (but I would guess you can get eight!) or, as I did, in one large. I greased it a little but don´t think it is necessary.
Then make the sauce by mixing cocoa powder and sugar together and stir in the boiling water little by little. Spoon this over the pudding mixture and put in the oven.
Bake for 20 minutes, then lower the heat to 170C/338F and bake for another 10 minutes until the sponge or pudding feels firm to the touch (with a wooden spoon for example). Serve immediately with cream the recipe suggests, I also added some fresh fruit.
I didn´t believe it at first, but the pudding rose over the sauce when baked! Fantastic. And then you just knocked through the chocolate shell and saw the gooey chocolate-y melting chocolate underneath...mmmm...