Steamed Chocolate Pudding

A winner after dinner. Ok, any hour of the day.

Ingredients


  • 4 oz dark chocolate (60-70%)
  • 0.25 pint whole milk
  • 6 oz madeira cake crumbs
  • 2 oz butter (soft)
  • 2 tblsp caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs (separated)
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tblsp margarine (for greasing bowl)
  • 3 tblsp cocoa powder
  • 1 pint pudding bowl
  • small piece of baking parchment (cut to fit the bottom of bowl)

Method

  1. Cut the chocolate into small pieces place into saucepan, add the milk and melt slowly.
  2. Stirring all the time, bring to the boil.
  3. Put the cake crumbs into a small bowl and add the chocolate mixture and mix well with a fork.
  4. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  6. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla extract and add the soaked chocolate crumbs.
  7. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and fold gently into the chocolate mixture.
  8. Grease the pudding bowl with margarine, put in the baking parchment round and sprinkle with cocoa powder.
  9. Gently shake off the excess cocoa powder.
  10. Put the mixture into the pudding bowl, wrap with a pleated piece of baking parchment and tie securely under the rim of the bowl.
  11. Put a piece of pleated tin foil over this, tie securely.
  12. Make a loop on top for easy removal of the pudding.
  13. Put pudding into a saucepan of boiling water that comes half way up the bowl.
  14. Cover with a tight fitting lid and steam for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes until set.
  15. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes and then invert onto a serving plate.
  16. Serve with whipped cream, clotted cream or ice-cream.




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