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National Chocolate Pudding Day…

I just couldn’t pass this up…I mean it’s National chocolate pudding day…What is your favourite chocolate Pudding?

Are we talking chocolate mousse?

Chocolate mousse… it could be milk chocolate, dark, chocolate, white chocolate or a combination of all 3…It could be mint chocolate…It could be just 2 ingredients or you could go the whole caboodle and make the most decadent mouse containing whipped egg whites, whipped cream, or both, and flavoured with one or more of types of chocolate, coffee, caramel, puréed fruits, or various herbs and spices, such as mint or vanilla and not forgetting even chilli… I mean chilli and chocolate…heavenly…

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The combinations are endless…I am not in favour of using uncooked eggs …I have tried chocolate mousse with avocado..once was enough and never to be repeated…If I want chocolate mousse I will stick with Nigella I mean she loves to cook and eat with no thought to anything especially calories…

Serves: 4-6

  • 150 grams mini marshmallows
  • 50 grams of soft butter
  • 250 grams good dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa solids) chopped into small pieces
  • 60 mls hot water (from a recently boiled kettle)
  • 284 mls double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Put the marshmallows, butter, chocolate, and water in a heavy-based saucepan.

Put the saucepan on the hob, over low heat, though keep it fairly gentle, to melt the contents, stirring every now and again. Remove from the heat.

Meanwhile, whip the cream with the vanilla extract until thick, and then fold into the cooling chocolate mixture until you have a smooth, mixture.

Pour or scrape into 4 glasses or ramekins, about 175ml / ¾ cup each in capacity, or 6 smaller (125ml / ½ cup) ones, and chill until you want to eat.

Enjoy!

 

Chocolate lava cake… The cake that many a cookery show contestant has pinned all their hopes and dreams on just to see them dashed…No Ooze!

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Have I made one…nope…Not yet…Gorden Ramsey has….

 

Chocolate Brownies… The very best have that fudgy cake underneath that crispy top…

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Homemade chocolate brownies

Chocolate Brownies.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup of oil ( I use coconut oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2/3 cup of good cocoa powder
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Mix oil, sugar, and vanilla together then beat in eggs.
Combine all dry ingredients except for walnuts and stir into mixture.
Add walnuts.
Put batter into a prepared baking dish and cook for about 1 hr on 175C/ 350F.
N.B. I added a 1/2tsp of dried chilli to my second batch..those of you who know me know I just have to..ha ha
Next time I am going to add just a few cranberries or blueberries and maybe lose the walnuts and add some ground almonds…..
Also depending on what I have in the cupboard, I have used half oil and half-melted butter…
This is probably the best brownie mix I have made as the top is nice and crispy but with a gooey underneath…just how I like it or maybe just how this temperamental oven of mine works…lol

 

Chocolate Sponge… layered with a chocolate cream filling or just covered in chocolate buttercream or a mirror glaze you can see your reflection in and of course we had the Black Forest Gateaux…which once graced many a table and buffet…

My mum used to make a steamed chocolate pudding served with custard…Chocolate Sponge Pudding with custard… The pudding that brings back memories of school dinners a chocolate pudding with chocolate custard…or strawberry custard…

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  • 100g butter or margarine, plus extra for the bowl
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 150ml/¼ pint milk
  • 1 egg (large or medium)

  • 1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
  • 225g self-raising flour, minus 1 heaped tbsp
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the sauce

  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp cream
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g good-quality dark chocolate

Let’s Cook!

Butter the inside of a 1.2 litre pudding bowl and line the base with a disc of buttered greaseproof paper.

Melt the butter, syrup, and sugar in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the milk and egg. Add the cocoa to the flour, then tip this mixture into the pan with the cinnamon and soda.

Pour the mixture into the pudding bowl, cover tightly with foil, and steam for 11⁄4 hours. Just before the end, heat the sauce ingredients until melted, stirring all the time.

Turn the pudding out (run a knife around the inside of the bowl if necessary) and discard the paper disc. Pour the sauce over the top and serve immediately.

That’s all for National Chocolate Pudding Day…Let me know what your favourite chocolate pudding is and the recipe if you can…

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then I bid you welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….

Then, I will be happy!