chocolate self-saucing pudding

If you visit here at all regularly you'll be aware of my tendency to make stuff over and over until I find the perfect recipe. It's a personality flaw.

When I first met Adam, I made him chocolate self-saucing pudding.  I think it was actually for our second date (chronology dependent on who you ask). He said he loved it. So I made it again. And again. And sometime after we were married (that would be SEVEN years later and heavens knows how many puddings) he confessed that he really didn't like chocolate self-saucing pudding. Any of them. 

So this week, while Ad was out of town overnight, I made one just for myself. (Because it wasn't Friday night dessert night and seriously, the kids would think it was the weekend next if I gave them pudding mid week.) 

I halved this recipe for my own sake given I knew I would not throw it away. 

 And I figured: 21 weeks pregnant. Earned it.


Original recipe from The Australian Women's Weekly and can be found here

60g butter

1.5 cups self raising flour

200g (1 cup) caster sugar

25g (1/4 cup) cocoa

180ml (3/4 cup) milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup brown suagr

35g (1/3 cup) cocoa (extra)

2 cups boiling water

Place butter in dish, melt in microwave. Stir in sifted flour, sugar and cocoa, milk and vanilla, beat until smooth. Sprinkle with combined sifted brown sugar and extra cocoa and pour boiling water over. Cook on high for 12 minutes or until just cooked in centre. Stand for a few minutes before serving because it will be piping hot. Awesome with icecream.

Sometimes just seeing these things on the bench is all I need:

Now I'm sure there is a spoonful left in the fridge and given Adam will ignore it… if you'll just excuse me…


9 Comments on “chocolate self-saucing pudding

Catriona Pine
February 17, 2010 at 10:31 pm

I love love love the chemistry of self saucing chocolate pudding. Pour on water – get a cake and sauce – MAGIC! And my Nan’s recipe is quite good too, and is the most used recipe in my scrapbook judging by the splashes of batter on it. Love your style – there is nothing worng with making a pudding just for yourself.

green ink
February 17, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I love self saucing chocolate pudding. I had no idea you could make it in the microwave! Genius! I second the notion of making a pudding for yourself – I often make things just for me that Tom (husband to be) doesn’t like.

I’m so making this tonight! I am not 21 weeks pregnant, but I’ve done 21 hours overtime, so I figure I deserve it too! x

February 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm

21 hours overtime? Do not halve that recipe, lady!!

February 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

Yummy! I love self saucing pud, haven’t had one in ages. And hey, being pregnant, I’m sure you could eat a whole batch easily!

PS, isn’t it great to know Adam came back for a second date for you, not the pudding? LOL

Leah King
February 19, 2010 at 6:11 pm

Fi … you’ll never guess what I was inspired to make for dessert last night!!! I don’t have a computer at home, so found a recipe in one of Bill Granger’s book – it was pretty good. He also has a recipe for passionfruit puddings so I am going to try them this weekend. At this time of year I would normally use up all of the passionfruit making vodka 🙁 I thought you were meant to stop feeling like drinking alcohol when you were pregnant???

February 19, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Love that cocoa.

February 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

If the passionfruit puds work can you email me the recipe? Adam LOVES passionfruit. I totally didn’t feel like drinking either alcohol or coffee with Henry but with Tilly I really missed the glass of wine with dinner. Really felt it. This time, no desire for anything alcoholic at all but am drinking (now, not in first three months) a coffee here or there which I know is a bit naughty but I’m a bit tired and this bubba should perhaps become accustomed to caffeine, me being a breast-feeing mother and all! xxx

February 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

I KNOW! I found it at a funny little supermarket locally. Belgian’s know their cocoa, right? xxx

February 20, 2010 at 4:22 pm



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