Oh em gee….now if you’re a chocolate fan (like me) and a foodie in general (also like me…) then this is the pudding for you!
Hi guys! Sorry I’ve not blogged for a few days. My health took an unexpected turn last week when I was admitted to hospital for one night with a suspected appendicitis. It was frickin’ awful and I cannot even begin to describe the pain.
After spending the night in hospital it turns out it was a ruptured ovarian cyst, which to be totally honest is just as awful in its own right.
Thankfully I’m all OK, and after a couple of days rest at home with James by my side I feel ten times better. Another shout out to those of you who work at the hospital and looked after me whilst I was there. You are all amazing and I don’t know how you do what you do.
Now onto the main event. And yes you read this correctly, I’ve worked out how to make a chocolate melt in the middle pudding….easy(er).
Honestly I surprised myself with how easy this was and it seemed to impress our friends and James when I served it to them!
Like most of you will be, I was completely beside myself stressing about if this would work or not. After all you can’t serve someone a melt in the middle pudding the is like an ice hockey puck!
Over my baking and cooking years I have honestly tried to do this type of dessert way too many times and failed. If I remember rightly, I made some like this once for friends, went to turn the ramekin over and the pudding just slopped out. Yep that’s right…..it was a chocolate cow pat pudding!
I love this recipe because you get to use such good chocolate. You can also try if with craft chocolate and artisan chocolate bars too. Why not mix it up and see what works for you. I’d be super interested to try it with a good quality white chocolate too, you never know, I could be onto a winner.
I’d love to see how you guys get on with this if you decide to try it! The recipe is for two so I doubled up when our friends came over. But by giving it to you guys for two means you can try this at home with your other half or your bestie 😉
Melt in the middle chocolate pudding
A super easy recipe using things you may already have in your baking cupboard!
- 50 g chocolate (min 70% cacao)
- 50 g unsalted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 60 g caster sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 50 g plain flour
Heat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
Break the chocolate into squares and melt it with the butter in a bowl over a saucepan of hot water. Take off the heat and leave to cool completely.
Whisk the egg, egg yolk and sugar with an electric mixer until well mixed.
Butter 2 ramekins (approx 75mm in diameter). Dusk well with the cocoa powder and shake off any excess.
Sift the flour over the egg and sugar mixture, then fold in. Incorporate the cooled chocolate and butter mixture. Divide this mixture between the ramekins.
Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated oven.
Run a knife around the edge of each pudding and turn out onto a plate or bowl.
Serve with ice cream or cream and enjoy!
When taking the cakes out of the oven, expect the cakes to still appear a little bit wet on the top and be a bit wobbly. So take care when running the knife around the edge of the cakes.
There will be quite a lot of the melted part in the middle. If you'd prefer more cake and less sauce in the middle, cook for an extra 1 to 2 minutes. When I did mine I only added an extra minute on. It all depends on your oven!