Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mocha Self-Saucing Pudding

There is a dish for every season.

Summer means salads

Autumn means stews and pies

Spring means roast spring lamb and risottos


calls for warm curries, casseroles and WARM CHOCOLATE PUDDING!

I wasn't a fan of warm desserts till recently. I'm the ice-kachang, ice-cream, cold fruits kinda of girl. But then I discovered the beauty of chocolaty delights. Saucy chocolaty delights.

Think cold winter nights, nice comfy sofa, episodes of Gray's Anatomy or Private Practice (one after another of course), warm blanket and a sweet bowl of warm chocolate pudding. ahhh..bliss.

Mocha Self-Saucing Pudding (Serves 2)
1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup of castor sugar
1 tbsp of dark cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
23 grams of melted butter
1 tbsp instant espresso
1 egg
extra cocoa powder for dusting

1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 tbsp dark cocoa powder
120ml of boiling water
2 tbsp of instant espresso coffee powder

1) Preheat oven to 180C. Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cocoa and cinnamon in a bowl. Add sugar and mix well.

2) Place butter, egg and coffee powder in a jug and whisk to combine. Slowly combine wet and dry mixture together. Spoon mixture into 2 ramakins.

3) Combine brown sugar and cocoa in a small bowl. Sprinkle the top of the pudding with the mixture. Then mix the coffee powder and boilng water till coffee dissolves. Carefully pour the coffee mixture around the edges of the pudding.

4) Bake pudding for 20 minutes till firm. Dust the top of the pudding with cocoa and serve hot with ice-cream or cream.

PS-I dont think there are any real rules about seasons and food and I confess to eating salads in winter and curries in summer... however, seasonal produce and the cold weather does make a girl crave for different sorts of food.

pps. This was taken from an old issue of Better Homes and Gardens. Their recipes rock!


Kenny Mah said...

Ooh! I thought it was pulut hitam from the first pic. I agree with you though, warm desserts can be fun too! I just need an air-conditioned room to eat it in, given our hot tropical climate... :P

doggybloggy said...

this would be great in new york city right now...a little hot with some ice cream....seasons are workable

babe_kl said...

LOL i had the same thots over the same pic as kenny's and i thot i must hv gone nuts hahaha...

this recipe looks good la

noobcook said...

Why is it called self saucing? because no need to make the sauce? =x hehe ... Your pudding looks so rich and yummy :)~

tigerfish said...

If it's chocolate pudding, I don't believe in seasons. :P

Dee said...

Ooh, chocolate anything rocks! And Private Practice (love it!) is on right now, so I'd give anything for a taste :( I'm making do with my five year old's marshmallows *sad, sad*

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your mocha pudding looks sinfully good! I would eat anything if someone cooks it for me. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yes..winter does alot of crazy things to ppl..not surprised..

Anonymous said...

Mocha self-saucing pudding? I already love the name! :-)

fatboybakes said...

ah, looks good. i love self saucing puddings. you must try lemon delicious. also self saucing.

SIG said...

Chocolatey hot pudding in winter. Now, that really warms the soul and body haha. Yummy it looks!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hey i want this too...i just finished grey's anatomy...now onto ugly betty hehe

daphne said...

kenny and babe_kl- oh dear.. i better improve on my photography skills!

doggybloggy-that's the way!

noobcook-yeah! that is exactly right.

tigerfish- good one!

dee- i want those mashmellows! keke

little corner-u cook so well though!!

joe- true true

zen- hehe.

fatboybakes- lemon delicious u say? where do i get the recipe from!??

sig- thanks d!!

mocha- oh yes! ugly betty! thanks for reminding me!

Mansi Desai said...

I wouldn't stop at one on this one! I agree BH&G recipes rock! lovely pudding daphne:)

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