Sunday, 31 October 2010
Chocolate Denver Pudding
Recipe (from Sainsbury's Winter Pudding book 1986 - out of print sadly). This serves 4-6 and is rich, so small portions are all that's needed. Nice cold the next day if leftovers
50g butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 75g caster sugar, 125g plain flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder,6 tablespoons milk and a few drops good vanilla essence. Topping 50g dark brown soft sugar, 50g caster sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 100ml cold coffee made with two teaspoons of instant coffee or left-over strong filter coffee
Place the butter and cocoa in a pan over a medium heat and stir until melted and combined. Stir in the sugar, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla until well combined. Turn the mixture into a deep greased 20cm square or round oven-proof dish. For the topping, combine the sugars and cocoa and sprinkle over the batter, then pour over the cold coffee. It will look dreadful, but bear with me. Bake in a preheated oven 170C fan oven or Gas 4, for 40 minutes. Serve with cream, if liked, but for once I think it is better without.