Chocolate Pudding, Warm
Ooey, gooey, and yummy-I am not a chocoholic. Growing up, my mum used to make these delicious pots of goodness on every special occasion she possibly could. This old-fashioned warm chocolate pudding from decades ago, served with a delicious creme anglaise or a superb vanilla bean ice cream, has become rare on modern-day menus.
But chocolate never really goes out of fashion, and you can even make it your own!
Makes 6 ramekins
Prepare the ramekins with butter and powdered nut of choice.
6 to 8 oz ramekins-fill accordingly.
Preheat the oven to 200 C |400 F
85 g/3 oz salted butter
170 g/ 6 oz dark chocolate-use your favourite one. I use Lindt.
2 egg yolks
1 whole large egg
3 tbsp sugar-use white fine or light brown fine
1 1/2 tbsp ground hazelnuts
6 tbsp Kalhua or Tia Maria
Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler. Add the liquor to it and gently mix it all in. Do not overmix it.
Whip the eggs and sugar until they are light and airy and form a ribbon.
Gently fold in the warm chocolate mixture into the egg mixture. Fold in the nuts.
Divide and pour into the prepared ramekins.
Bake for 12 minutes.
The oven must be preheated.
If preparing ahead of time, refrigerate for up to 6 hours. Cook for 3 minutes longer if baking from frozen.
The beautiful puff will depend on the perfectly whisked eggs. Using room temperature eggs helps. attain the perfect consistency.
You can use crushed hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, or Brazil nuts. It's all for texture and taste. It should be finely ground.
You may use a chocolate or coffee liquor like Patron, Baileys, Glandula Bottega, or Godiva chocolate liquor. Anything creamy that is either chocolate or coffee will be a good alternate.
Photo courtesy Shamineh Mavalvala
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