Sunday, March 19, 2006

Soft-centred chocolate puddings

This is a great recipe. So practical and delicious too. I decided to make it at the last minute and as the recipe is not too laborious it was no trouble. The result is a lovely pudding that is moist inside and so chocolatey.very yummy. I served it with strawberries to break the sweetness of the desert. Plain yoghurt is also a lovely combination or crème fraîche even. I got the recipe out of Bill Granger’s Bills Open Kitchen book. I always go for his books if I want last minute treats. And I have to say that I am very rarely disappointed with the outcome.

200g good quality dark chocolate, chopped

100g unsalted butter, chopped

3 eggs, lightly beaten

115g caster sugar

2 tablespoons plain flour

To serve

Thick (double/heavy) cream, strawberries, crème fraîche

Preheat the oven to 200oC (400oC/Gas mark 4). Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, making sure the bowl does not touch the water, and stir until just melted.

Place the eggs, sugar and flour in a bowl and mix until just combined. Gradually mix in the chocolate mixture. Pour the mixture into four 250ml ovenproof ramekins and place on a baking tray. Bake until the edges are set, about 15 minutes. Serve with cream or crème fraîche plus strawberries or other berries.

6 comments:

Fran said...

Looks so very delicious & choclatey! Like the strawberries & cream idea too.

Pille said...

I'm yet to try any molten chocolate puds, and now I have a recipe! Thanks! (I have Bill Granger's Sydney Food, which is also full of really inviting recipes - he's great, isn't he).

valentina said...

Fran, I liked it because it wasn't too sickening.
Pille, I have to agree with you.Bill Granger's stuff is great. I often prepare something from one of his books.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar dessert to this at a restaurant in Richmond called Strada. I have been wanting to recreate it for ages... now I have the recipe to do it. Thanks, Sam xxx

Sarah, UK said...

Tried this a few months ago - delicious... Bill Granger is fab, have read all his books from the library and copied out the best looking ones, they've turned out great...

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