This recipe is very close to my heart and not just because I love chocolate, but also as it is my Granny’s. I never had the opportunity to meet her, but knowing we’ve both shared a passion and love for food and cooking means a lot to me. This pudding is absolutely delicious as it’s soft and gooey on the inside and not overly sweet – it literally melts in ones mouth! Cream or vanilla ice-cream is the perfect accompaniment. It is a great dessert for a dinner party or treat for the family.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 2 tbl cocoa
- 3 tsp butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 4 tbl cocoa
- 1 cup water
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Sift the sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa into a medium bowl. Melt and add the butter. Add the milk and vanilla and mix lightly – not too well.
Ladle the mixture into a greased pudding or pyrex bowl.
Now pour over the brown sugar, cocoa and water in the given order and don’t mix.
Put immediately into oven and bake for about 40 – 45 minutes.
Let the pudding stand for about 15 minutes before serving. Serve with vanilla ice-cream or cream and enjoy!
I just had to include the original handwritten recipe…
Happy baking, love Jem x