Dessert can be quite an antidote for stress. The sweetness just melts the stress away and brings back sweet smiles. I just know that desserts always bring smiles on people’s faces. I think my life has been on the fast lane since I came back from my holiday and has been a little stressed up. I have been trying to do too many things. I should slow down and make more desserts!
Arnold, whose blog is called Ba-Bootie (cute name!), actually made my day by posting his interesting and easy Chocolate Pudding. The only pudding that I know is Christmas pudding where you have to steam it for many hours! I don’t really quite like it because it’s too sweet for me.
When I look at Arnold’s chocolate pudding, I thought it’s just like any other ordinary chocolate cake but when I read the instruction, I was seriously curious. It’s like you make the cake portion and then pour the warm syrup on top. I actually really wonder how that is going to work. I was just very excited to try as it looks really easy and interesting……just mix and bake! On top of that, I love the addition of brandy to it. Oh…what joy, it came out very successful. It’s very delicious with vanilla ice-cream! My children like it very much. It’s again….Keep Learning Keep Smiling!
I like Arnold’s blog because the recipes are all very simple. He cooks mainly South African dishes. On top of that I really love the blog layout. It’s very neat and easy to navigate and read.
Here is the recipe that I adapted from Arnold’s. I doubled the recipe and I cut down on the sugar, salt and baking powder.
Ingredients A (syrup)
2C boiling water
1 & 1/2C brown sugar
2T brandy (optional)
Mix Ingredients A in a pot and bring to a boil.
Ingredients B (pudding)
2C plain flour
1 & 1/3C milk
10T cooking oil
3t baking powder
6T cocoa powder
Mix Ingredients B in a mixing bowl. Pour into a cake tin lined with baking paper. My cake tin is about 12in x 12 in.
Gently pour the warm syrup over the cake batter and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes. I used a scoop to do that. Actually the syrup is still very hot when I’m done with the cake batter. I didn’t wait for it to cool down.
Look at that….mmmm….my first yummy chocolate pudding! I love those cracks on top and the soft texture. It’s like chocolate cake mixed with chocolate sauce. You can eat it warm or cold. It’s really good with vanilla ice cream. I love the smell of the brandy, too.
Do you like this type of baked pudding? What is your favourite one? Please share add and comment in the comment box below.
Other baked chocolate recipes that you may be interested in:
My Best Chewy Brownies For Friends
Best Layered Chocolate Cheese Cake
Zebra Chocolate Butter Cake
Chocolate Shortbread Slice
Chocolate Coconut Slice
Quote of the day……
“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”