If you are wondering what the leftovers from last night made – check this out:
Huge Yorkshire Pudding with the leftover stew heated up and poured inside – this was my version, DS1 had his laden up with leftover roast potatoes, cabbage and peas as well ………………… he is a growing lad after all.
A “pudding” had also been requested over breakfast – and seeing as the weekend treat had been non existent, the weather is still being rubbish, my back is still spasming and its nowhere near Friday yet …………. Pudding Night it is
I am sure there is a “real” name for this pudding – a chocolate sponge with a thick fudge puddle lurking underneath – so if you know please tell me. In this house it is referred to as “Chocolate Puddle Pud”
So if you are ever caught in the middle of a snowstorm WITHOUT a stash of essential chocolate loveliness – file this one away for future baking. Made mostly from store cupboard ingredients its a doddle to dish up.
So preheat your oven to 180.
So into a bowl measure:
- 75g / 3oz SR Flour
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 125g / 4 oz soft margarine
- 125 g / 4 oz sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Using an electric mixer beat for 90 seconds until the mixture is light and fluffy.
Grease a 2 pint pie dish or baking tin.
To make the topping mix together:
- 1 rounded tbsp cocoa
- 60g demerara sugar
- 40g / 1 oz chopped nuts fruit / crumbled biscuits
Sprinkle over the top.
Pour over the top of the sponge in the pie dish.
Now bake for 50 minutes to an hour, during which the sponge will rise to the top and the liquid will sink down to make a gooey fudgey puddle in the bottom of the dish.
Now – you could go the custard route (everything in my opinion is better with a splash of the neon yellow stuff) but in this case its a scoop of ice cream doing the hot n cold contrast thingie that’s on the cards.
So – does anyone know the name of this pudding? I’m sure “Puddle Pud” isn’t its real name …………………. not that we really care do we? Still that’s what its called in Gran’s recipe book
Hoping this one finds you all cosy and warm tonight -especially our Southern Ladies who have borne the brunt of this latest cold snap – a good bowl of this and a snuggle on the sofa is what is needed – just listen to your Auntie Elaine A bowl of this could make anything better LOL