Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Here's the recipe of the dessert I made for my friends and I. Use fairtrade chocolate please!

Ingredients (all metric!) for the pudding:
1 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
120 grams of dark chocolate, chopped
120 grams of butter, room temperature
3 eggs and 2 egg yolks, room temperature
55 grams of sugar
90 grams of flour

for the sauce:
80 grams of dark chocolate, chopped
125 ml of double cream
2 tablespoons of orange liquor (like Grand Marnier)

6 x 125 ml metal or stone dishes
oven at 180 Celsius

1. Grease the dishes and dust with cocoa powder.
2. Melt chocolate au bain-marie. Add butter. Stir well after butter has melted and take from heat.
3. Whisk eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until thick and creamy.
4. Carefully spoon chocolate mix through egg mix. Sieve flour over mix and whisk calmly.
5. Put mixture in the dishes, until 1 cm under the edge. Place in over for 15-18 minutes or until risen and firm.
Preparation sauce:
6. Put chocolate and cream in a bowl and melt au bain-marie. Keep stirring throughout. Add liquor just before serving.
7. Use a knife to loosen the edges and carefully upend the puddings on dessert plates.
8. Serve hot with the chocolate sauce.

Serves 3 very greedy or 6 not so greedy!

It is quite an easy recipe and for the chocoholic an absolute treat. I will definitely make it again!


Any weighty (and not so weighty) comments are welcome!