The School holidays are now in full flow here and that means a lot of making, baking and creating goes on in our household. We usually don’t have the time as we are rushing around with School runs so we have been taking full advantage already this week with lazy pyjama mornings and then whipping up some tasty treats in the afternoon ready for dinner.
This week we’ve been taking advantage of the recipes on the Flora website and with the children in charge of our creations it wasn’t a great surprise they opted for Saucy Chocolate Pudding, they do love a chocolate pudding just like their Dad.
Of course they were also in charge of making the pudding entirely themselves, the mess left proved that. I find it is good for Emmy to weigh the ingredients (with instruction) as it helps to improve her maths skills at the same time.
This pudding is made in two parts, the main cake and the sauce, however unlike many chocolate puddings this one is cooked all together at the same time.
75g (3oz) Flora Buttery
75g (3oz) Soft Brown Sugar (or Caster)
75g (3oz) Self-Raising Flour
3 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
0.5 tsp Baking Powder
2 tbsp. Cocoa Powder
50g (2oz) Soft Brown Sugar
200ml (7floz) Hot Water
What I really like about this recipe is that it requires no special messing around so the children can just throw the ingredients together into a bowl and stir.
Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6/180 degrees.
For the main pudding you can cream together the sugar and the Flora but we actually just put all of the ingredients into one bowl and stirred well.
For the sauce, Mix the sugar and the cocoa powder together and add a little water, mix into a paste and then add the rest of the water.
Grease an oven proof dish and pour in the main cake mixture. Then carefully pour the sauce over the top. Bake for 20 minutes
This is a pudding to eat warm however we discovered it is fine to warm in the microwave later on when needed although by then the sauce isn’t as runny.
This was really easy to make and the kids had loads of fun in the process, including a little flour fight when I turned my back to put it into the oven.
We are currently eyeing up what to make next from the Flora website and soup is a current favourite with Emmy, while Harry is searching for more chocolate ones.
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