Monday, November 28, 2011

Recipe Post // Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

I’m not even sure where I found this recipe originally, but I’ve been making it off by heart since I was 16 and it’s always been a favourite whenever I’ve pulled it out. It’s such a simple recipe and the ingredients are so basic so it was perfect to feed my flatmates back when I was a poor student!

You really can’t go past chocolate self-saucing pudding. I like mine straight-up (I’m a sweet tooth!) while Andrew usually drowns his in milk or cream if there is any floating around.

I’m trying out some new picture tutorials for my recipes as suggested by one reader. Thank goodness for long almost-summer evenings so I have light for my photos! This is a pretty basic one to start but I hope it helps some people. Either way I had fun taking the photos!

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

50g Butter
1 C Plain Flour
1/2 Sugar
1/2 C Milk
2 t Baking Powder
2 T Cocoa (I usually add 2-3 I like it extra chocolaty!)
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1 T Cocoa
1 1/2 C Boiling Water

Preheat your oven to 180°C.

1. Melt Butter in a pot, take off the heat & add flour, sugar, milk, baking powder and cocoa.
2. Mix everything together and spread into the base of a greased tin.
3. Combine 2nd measure of cocoa and brown sugar and sprinkle over sponge.
4. Gently pour the boiling water over the top of the sponge and place in the oven.

Bake the pudding for approximately 25-30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

This amount of pudding will serve 4-5 people nicely. I hope you enjoy it!

I must get around to doing an outfit post this week! It’s been ages since I have dressed up to be honest. Ah, the pitfalls of working from home and wandering around in track pants all day...I think I’ll have to change that!

I hope all you guys over in the USA had a great thanksgiving weekend. It looks like so much fun! Now I’m really looking forward to Christmas dinner with my family. I can’t believe it’s only a month away! Speaking of Christmas, I’ll be having a 12 days of Christmas special here on my blog starting the 1st of December!! I hope to have a sneak-preview post up in the next couple of days for you to check out and see what might be coming up. There will be gift ideas, recipes and decorating DIY’s. I can’t wait!!

Also, is anyone else having a problem where Blogger keeps logging you out when you are writing a post? I keep losing what I've written  and it's driving me nuts! I've sent a tweet to blogger and feedback but haven't heard anything back :,( Any help would be appreciated!


  1. mmmm it looks so yummy! i may just steal the recipe :)


  2. I want to come to your house for food XD haha you make the yummiest looking foods! WHY R U SO FAR AWAY? lol~ Ahhh, i don't have that problem .. yet. I haven't written a post in a while but I keep getting logged out of blogger & I always need to refresh my page a few times before my updates will show - maybe it's a glitch in their system that they haven't fixed yet? I've mailed them too & no response or change yet!

  3. Kasey - this is exactly the kind of pudding my husband and I love! Thanks for sharing, I've bookmarked it and no doubt as soon as I show it to my husband he will want me to bake it up for him tonight!! it looks sooo tasty! I'm really excited for Christmas Dinner too! I'll be having 3 this year as we go round all our sets of parents!

  4. Oh yummm. That looks so delicious I might just have to try it. :)

  5. mmmm chocolate self-saucing pudding....your right doesnt really go with me trying to go to the gym as much as possible does it?lol. and yes you should do an outfit post :p Hopefully you get the blogger problem sorted, touch wood it doesnt happen to me! xx

  6. Chocolate self saucing pudding is the BEST! You make me want to make it for pudding! Hehe we had thanksgiving at our house because I felt like a roast, I made pumpkin pie and it's amazing! Hope your blogger fixes itself soon :)

  7. I SO want chocolate self saucing pudding now!! You know - when I was a poor student and we wanted something sweet late at night we would ALWAYS make self saucing pudding. Must be a student thing;) Oh and I like mine straight up too - no dilution with milk/ice cream/cream for me!

  8. This is my favourite kind of pudding ever!! Although the way I make it is WAY more complex, I'll definitely try it this way next time =) And in a teacup! That looks like it would taste much better!