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  • 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)


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

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