Saturday, 28 April 2007

Muddy Puddle Puddings

This is lifted from mummy's LittleFoodies blog. We wanted to play in real muddy puddles until mummy gave us the option to play with the sort of mud you can eat..... messy and yummy - our two favourite things.

Mummy measured the difficult bits and did the hot bits - we did everything else.

Pudding Mix
65g self raising flour
4 tbsp decent cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
80g butter (at room temp)
80g soft brown sugar
3 eggs

Sauce Mix
3 tbsp cocoa powder
50g soft brown sugar
200ml hot water
First make the sauce - Mix the cocoa and sugar in a bowl, add a little water and mix to a paste. Gradually add the rest of the water.

Butter a 1 litre oven-proof dish (or several ramekin sized pots) and stand them on a baking sheet.

Then make the pudding by mixing all of the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth. Here's the fun part you can mix it with your hands or you can use a wooden spoon. (Children love doing this with their hands – obviously! If you're going to go for this option I would suggest you do it in just a t.shirt with an apron over.)

Pour and scrape the pudding mixture into the oven-proof dish & cover with the sauce.
If doing individual puddings half fill with the pudding mix, then add just enough sauce to cover. There needs to be enough room for them to rise.

Place the dish on baking tray in the middle of the oven. Bake for 12 minutes. The pudding should have risen well by then.

They're magical as the sauce is on the bottom and the cakey pudding is on the top. Warning - Let it cool before you try or it can scald your mouth! Today we ate these as they are, we have eaten with custard, ice cream or cream. Anywayhow they're delicious!


Roz said...

Hiya little foodies,

Your mummy left a comment on my blog so I've come looking at her's and found yours.

Lucky you to have a mummy so passionate about food, hope you keep up the interest because as your mummy would have told you - It's a really good thing to know how to cook yummy food, especially when you get much much older and more independant!

I must get my 10 year old daughter to have a look at your blog, she loves cooking too!

Little Foodie said...

Thanks Roz, The oldest is very pleased to have a comment on his site as he calls it. We'd love your daughter to have a look at the blog too.