• Rachel Patterson

Chocolate Puddle Pudding


When I left home at the tender age of 17 and moved in with a pig farmer (long story...) this was one of the recipes I made a lot in my new home...I had forgotten about it until recently, it is seriously easy to make but extremely yummy.

This 'magic' puddle pudding will bring the properties of love, happiness, prosperity and all sorts of other magical goodies.


If you replace the milk with plant milk and use vegan margarine instead of butter it becomes a vegan recipe.


175g (6oz) self raising flour 150g (5oz) soft brown sugar 50g (2oz) cocoa powder 150ml (6 fl oz) milk 10ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla essence 50g (2oz) butter, melted 50g (2oz) soft brown sugar 550ml (1 pint) hot water Mix the flour and sugar with half the cocoa.  Beat in the milk, essence and melted butter and then pour into a buttered 1.4 litre (2 1/2 pint) ovenproof dish.  Mix the remaining cocoa with the smaller amount of sugar and sprinkle over the top. Pour the water over the pudding and bake at Gas 4/180C/350F for about 1 hour. The sponge should be crusty and cooked with a lush sauce underneath. Serve hot.

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