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MORE PLEASE! HOT CHOC PUD WITH FUDGEY SAUCE

Seriously gooey: you may never need another chocolate pud recipe  |  Photo courtesy of Comfort by Quivertree Publications

What you need (serves 6 – 8)

Pudding:

180g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing

6 large eggs

240g castor sugar

140g flour

80g cocoa powder

250g dark chocolate, finely chopped

Chocolate fudge sauce:  

250ml double cream

145g butter

40g sticky brown sugar

175g dark chocolate

What you do

Grease a pudding bowl well with butter (make sure the bowl will fit into your largest pot)

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together

Sift the flour and cocoa powder together and add the egg and sugar mixture to the dry ingredients

Mix it carefully, making sure that you don’t knock out all the air

Fold in the melted butter and chopped chocolate and pour into the greased bowl

Now make a lid: take two layers of greaseproof paper and make a pleat in the middle, place it over the top of the bowl and tie it firmly around the top with string. Cover the paper with foil and tuck the edges of the foil underneath it.

Place the bowl in a large pot and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the bowl. Bring the water to the boil and put on the pot lid

Steam the pudding for 1 hour and 45 minutes, checking it regularly to ensure that the pot doesn’t boil dry

Once the pudding’s ready, serve it straight out of the bowl with plenty of chocolate fudge sauce and thick cream or vanilla ice cream

To make the chocolate fudge sauce place the cream, butter and sugar in a double boiler (ie a bowl placed over a pot of a little boiling water that doesn’t reach the bottom of the bowl) and heat gently, stirring, until the butter has melted. Add the chocolate and keep stirring till it has melted and all the ingredients are well combined

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You could call Comfort the culinary equivalent of a big hug. Created by Tina Bester, owner of cult Cape Town café Queen of Tarts, it’s divided into sections offering inspiration for most palates and cravings, and bestowing many a modern twist on old favourites.

 
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