Sunday, 22 November 2009

Hot chocolate puddings

For anyone who hasn't tried these perfect little desserts I recommend you do...
So quick and easy. They look really pretty too and you can either leave them in the ramekin
or after buttering the inside turn them out and watch the centre ooze out into a
puddle of thick hot chocolate...the ultimate comfort food.

I use 70per cent chocolate with added sugar, but not everyone likes the slightly bitter taste this gives. You can replace this with the chocolate of your choice, remembering the lower the cocoa solid the less likely it is to need any added sugar.

Serves 4 - or 2 if your having a bad day....!

100g chocolate - see above
100g caster sugar - see above
20g plain sifted flour - ( gluten free works as well though the end result is a little denser.)
100g butter
2 organic eggs

Preheat oven to 2oo deg

Butter the inside of 4 ramekins and set aside. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until melted. Leave to cool.
Beat eggs, sugar and flour then add the chocolate mixture.
Pour mixture evenly into the ramekins almost to the top ( cleaning of any spillage. as this is set in the oven making it hard to remove and looks unsightly.)

Place dishes on a baking tray for approx 10 -12 mins. You want to see them risen and slightly
firm to the touch whilst keeping them gooey inside. If you are not successful the first time, don't
be disheartened just take them out 2 mins earlier next time. Remember they will continue to cook once out of the oven.

They will be too hot to eat immediately so after 5 mins either remove them from the dishes and dust with icing sugar or leave them as they are.

I serve them with either very cold pouring cream or ice cream. The sensation of both warm and cold seems to complement.



  1. Very excited to try these this week! Loving your blog, you write so beautifully x

  2. Yum yum yum yum yum. Tastes of cosy evenings away from school in Kewels cottage... Xxx