Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

Not all things need to be pretty and with this recipe the proof IS in the pudding! Easy to make, not too sweet, fit for all seasons and a real crowd pleaser … give it a try, you will thank me!

250ml self-raising flour
62ml cocoa powder
125ml caster sugar
60g butter, melted
125ml milk
5ml vanilla
1 egg

125ml granulated sugar
45ml cocoa powder
500ml boiling water

Preheat your oven to 160℃.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add the caster sugar.
Stir the ingredients to combine and put aside.
Add the melted butter, milk, vanilla and egg to a separate bowl and whisk together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until just combined into a batter.
Spoon the batter into a 25cm X 15cm ceramic dish and level the top with the spatula.
Sprinkle the granulated sugar onto the batter in an even layer.
Sift the 45ml cocoa powder onto the sugar layer and then gently pour the boiling water onto the batter.
Bake the pudding for 35 minutes.
Remove from the oven and stand for at least 10 minutes.
Serve warm.

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