Gooey Chocolate Pudding for 2

1/23/2009 09:35:00 PM

There are some times when you just need something totally decadent, rich, and chocolatey. You know, a horrible day at work, that time of the month, realising you've missed out on Law and Order: SVU again this week...

A perfect chocolate pudding can make the worst of times seem not so bad, especially when you can share it with someone special. Perfect: A sweet, small, stolen treat.

For this gorgeous gooey chocolate pudding, I used Nigella's recipe from How to Eat, which is supposed to serve 4. I roughly divided the quantities by 3, which turned out to be the perfect size for a decadent pudding to be shared between 2. (It's not fattening if you share it... right?) It is super-easy, only takes about 20 minutes to make in total, and gives totally delicious comfort and satisfaction. Recipe provided below. You can thank me later.

Just try not to argue over that last piece of pudding.

Crackly and Gooooey...

I know it's not the prettiest pudding, but hot-damn it is good!

Gooey Chocolate Pudding for 2
(adapted from Nigella Lawson's How to Eat)

50g good quality dark chocolate
50g unsalted butter
1 large egg
50g sugar
1 tbs plain flour

Preheat the oven to 200C. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl suspended over simmering water. Stir until melted. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar and flour until just blended. Gradually whisk in the melted chocolate and butter, set aside. Grease a 250ml ramekin with butter and add a spoonful of flour, turning and tapping the ramekin to make the flour coat the sides. Pour the mixture into the ramekin, and bake for approx 10-15 minutes, until crackly on the top and gooey and soft within.

Wait (if you can) until it is at a bearable temperature, then dig straight in. Serve with cold, cold cream.

Makes 1 generous pot, Serves 2 lucky people

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  1. Nope, totally not fattening if you share it. Nor is something fattening if it's in miniature! ;)

  2. That looks amazing. Oh and if you share something the other person gets all the calories. In related good news calories don't count on birthdays or at Christmas and all calories are in the last slice of cake so don't eat that and you'll be fine!

  3. I was literally drooling when I saw this post. I love gooey chocolate cake. I can't wait to try it. I made this for my family and have made it at least 5 times since then for friends and family. My mouth is watering.

  4. Baked them - loved them!
    And the good news: they do have hardly any calories at all because of the gooey, almost liquid centre. Liquids NEVER have any calories.
    I added vanilla ice cream, which I left to melt on top (remember: liquids - no calories!)

  5. Thank you, just made this tonight for my husband and I. Baked for 11 minutes, so gooey and lushes! Served it with a scoop of ice cream on top. We are both into or desserts so I'll be making this again...and again :)



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