Self Saucing Chocolate Puddings

What is so delicious about the these warm puddings is their delicious chocolate sauce sealed in a light chocolate cake. They are prepared in advance making them an easy dish to serve at a dinner party as all they need is a short cooking time just before serving.

Chocolate Pudding

Portions: 6 Portions

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Puddings

  • 20g butter (for greasing)
  • 4 eggs, 4 egg yolks
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 250g plain chocolate ( 70% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 50g plain flour

To Serve

  • 50 g icing sugar
  • 120g vanilla ice cream or thick double cream
  • mint leaves
  • mixed or one variety of summer berries e.g. blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (optional)

Method

  1. Advance Preparation (At least 6 hours in advance): Grease 6 generous sized ramekins with the butter. Place the eggs and caster sugar together in a bowl and beat them until creamy and thick. Melt the chocolate and butter together in a bowl placed on a saucepan with gently simmering water. While stirring gradually pour the chocolate mixture into the egg one until well mixed and glossy. Sift the flour into the mixture and fold it in gently. Pour the mixture into the prepared ramekins, cover them and place in the refrigerator to chill.
  2. To Cook: Preheat an oven to 180°C. Place the ramekins on a baking tray and place them in the oven, allow them to cook for 10-15 minutes until the puddings are just set (they should be dry and firm to touch).
  3. To Serve: Turn the puddings out onto serving bowls or plate. Dust them with icing sugar and place a scoop of ice-cream beside them or a generous spoonful of cream. Garnish the ice-cream or cream with mint leaves and place the berries around the plate (optional). Serve hot.