Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Steamed chocolate cherry pudding with chocolate sauce


200g Self raising flour
75g vegetarian suet
1 tin of cherries
3 tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp brown sugar
1 free range egg
100ml whole milk

Chocolate sauce
150ml water
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp butter
3 tsp brown sugar
Dash of double cream

For pudding mix flour, suet, cocoa, sugar and cherries. Beat the egg lightly and add milk and 100ml of cherry juice from the tin. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix together. Put the mixture in a well greased pudding form (remember to put a piece of baking paper on the bottom, it helps pudding to get of the pudding of the tin once it is ready). Cover tin with a baking paper sheet (create a fold in the middle so it can accommodate the rising pudding) and put tightly string around it to prevent water from entering your pudding during steaming.
Prepare a big pot (or use a slow cooker on a medium setting) and put on the bottom a plate on which our pudding will sit (if you have a Teflon pot use wooden chopsticks). Put the tin on the plate and fill the pot up to half hight of the tin with boiling water (I boil it in the kettle earlier). Cover the pot and start steaming for around 2h to 2.5h.

For chocolate sauce put the water in a small pot, add cocoa, butter and sugar and boil until sugar had dissolved. At the end add the dash of double cream for a pure indulgence ;)

Once the pudding is ready take it out of the water bath and let it cool for 5 min. Put on a plate and cover with chocolate sauce. Tastes the best when served warm. Enjoy it :)

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