After a month (and a little more) of silence on the blog front, I finally got down to typing this post. Work, travel and a million other things just kept coming up and I knew things were getting a little serious when a friend rang me up to say, “Why aren’t there any new recipe from you? Even my husband is complaining!” We laughed at that but I realised it was time to get back to blogging and enough of the laziness.
|Chocolate pudding with cinnamon sugar|
Now what better way to start other than with chocolate? And dark chocolate in particular! I made this chocolate pudding using a Sanjeev Kapoor recipe but some where along the way, I added my touch to it. This was made for a team potluck lunch where I’d to take dessert and since there was a slight chill in the air, I thought of an apple pie or some such thing but the votes were in favour of chocolate. We needed something chocolatey, warm and gooey and this dessert just fit the bill perfectly.
What you will need
1 cup of maida
3/4 tsp of baking powder
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp of cocoa
3 tbsp of butter
2 cups of milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence
1/2 cup of sugar + 1 tbsp of sugar
50 gms of dark cooking chocolate, melted
Sift the maida, baking powder and 1/4 cup of cocoa and keep it aside.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and pour in 1 1/2 cups of milk now add the 2tbsp of cocoa powder along with the vanilla essence and stir well until it begins to bubble. Be careful not to burn it or allow the mixture to stick to the bottom of the pan. Allow this to cool down for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the rest of the cocoa and sugar together.
In a baking dish spread the flour mixture across the surface and pour the milk-cocoa-butter mixture on this and mix well. Smoothen the batter with a spoon or butter knife and sprinkle the cocoa-sugar mixture on this. Pour A tablespoon of milk on top and bake in a pre-heated oven for approx. 40 minutes until the edges are firm but the centre is still a little wobbly. The pudding gets divided into two layers while baking – the bottom is a sponge-like cake and a gooey chocolate sauce on top.
|Just out of the oven|
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, we had this with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.