How does this work? Each month I will be choosing a pudding a Traditional British Pudding. . I will post the recipe each month. You are invited to join me in my quest of “The Great British Pudding Challenge”. Anyone can join in whatever nationality. I do ask that you please leave a link on the most resent posted month’s pudding with a comment if you join in to enable me to link up your site for the round up.
The Great British Pudding Challenge is under way for this month starting from today until the end of the month 30th November.
I adore chocolate so I thought it quite fitting to start the Challenge with a chocolate steamed pudding *smile*. I am including a recipe here and Happy Pudding Challenge to everyone. Lastly please would you let me know when you have completed your challenge so we can view each other’s lovely puddings and also link in our challenges on our Blogs.
Chocolate Steamed Pudding
Serves 4 –6
110g (4 oz) self-raising flour
27g (1 oz) good quality cocoa powder
110g (4 oz) soft butter
110g (4 oz) caster sugar
2 tbsp milk
55g (2 oz) chopped chocolate, of choice
You will need a 900g (2 lb) pudding basin, greased with a little butter, greased greaseproof paper and foil to cover the top of the basin and a little string to secure the paper and foil.
Place a steamer on to boil and then lower to a simmer in readiness for cooking the pudding.
In a large mixing bowl add the butter and caster sugar and beat together until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time beating in until fluffy and fully combined.
Sift the flour and coco powder together fold gently into the mixture. Add enough milk to make the mixture into a dropping consistency and mix until all combined. Lastly fold in the chopped chocolate of your choice.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared pudding basin filling it three-quarters full and with a spoon level the top.
Make a circle large enough to fold a pleat in the middle to place on top of the pudding, leaving enough to come down the sides, do the same with the foil too. After placing the greaseproof paper and foil on top of the pudding basin, tie string around the top half of the basin and secure tightly, then take the string over the top of the pudding tying down to make a handle to lift the pudding out. Place the pudding into the steamer and steam for 2 hours, do not let the steamer boil dry and replenish the water as necessary.
You could serve this pudding with custard, chocolate sauce, ice cream, whipped cream the choice is yours.
Note. You could use orange chocolate and a little orange zest to make it into a choc-orange combo.