Saturday, 2 February 2008

Grandma's Chocolate Pudding I (original version)

For the sponge:
3 oz Self raising flour
2 level tablespoons of cocoa powder
1.5 oz butter/margarine
3 oz caster sugar
5 tablespoons or a quarter of a cup of milk
a few drops of vanilla essence

For the Sauce (which sinks during the baking)
2 oz soft brown sugar
1.5 level tablespoons of cocoa powder
half a pint of boiling water

a sprinkling of caster sugar
An ovenproof dish of 1.5 pint capacity. Oven 355º F or Gas mark 4

  1. Sift the flour with cocoa.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces and ix into the sifted ingredients, with the caster sugar.
  3. Stir in milk and vanilla essence.
  4. Turn mixture into greased dish, spreading evenly.
  5. Mix soft brown sugar and cocoa together and sprinkle over the pudding mixture.
  6. Pour over the boiling water
  7. Bake at 355º F or Gas mark 4 for 35 mins.
  8. Sprinkle the top with caster sugar before serving.
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