If you visit here at all regularly you'll be aware of my tendency to make stuff over and over until I find the perfect recipe. It's a personality flaw.
When I first met Adam, I made him chocolate self-saucing pudding. I think it was actually for our second date (chronology dependent on who you ask). He said he loved it. So I made it again. And again. And sometime after we were married (that would be SEVEN years later and heavens knows how many puddings) he confessed that he really didn't like chocolate self-saucing pudding. Any of them.
So this week, while Ad was out of town overnight, I made one just for myself. (Because it wasn't Friday night dessert night and seriously, the kids would think it was the weekend next if I gave them pudding mid week.)
I halved this recipe for my own sake given I knew I would not throw it away.
MICROWAVE SELF-SAUCING PUDDING
Original recipe from The Australian Women's Weekly and can be found here
1.5 cups self raising flour
200g (1 cup) caster sugar
25g (1/4 cup) cocoa
180ml (3/4 cup) milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup brown suagr
35g (1/3 cup) cocoa (extra)
2 cups boiling water
Place butter in dish, melt in microwave. Stir in sifted flour, sugar and cocoa, milk and vanilla, beat until smooth. Sprinkle with combined sifted brown sugar and extra cocoa and pour boiling water over. Cook on high for 12 minutes or until just cooked in centre. Stand for a few minutes before serving because it will be piping hot. Awesome with icecream.
Sometimes just seeing these things on the bench is all I need: