This is what you need when friends come back with you unexpectedly and end up staying for a meal. It cooks in three minutes (… yes, you did read that correctly!) and is absolutely delicious served warm with my patent chocolate sauce and a scoop of Swedish Glace icecream.
You will need a mixing bowl, a glass bowl/dish (it has to be glass as it’s going in the microwave) and a measuring jug. No scales, no whisks, nothing … dead simple.
Recipe: Magic Chocolate Pudding
- 4 tbsp self-raising flour
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp soya or almond milk
- 3 tbsp flavourless oil eg sunflower/rapeseed
- 3 tbsp choc chips (optional)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Put the flour, sugar and cocoa in the bowl and stir thoroughly until they are evenly mixed.
- Measure the milk into the jug, then add the oil and mix well with a fork.
- Add the egg to the jug and beat it all lightly with a fork until it is all blended.
- Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry stuff and mix it all up with a large spoon.
- Add the chocolate chips if you want to use some, add the vanilla extract and mix it all again.
- Pour it into the greased bowl/dish.
- Put the bowl in microwave and cook for 3 mins on 1000 watts (high).
- Allow it to cool for a minute or two before serving.
If you are feeling brave, you can try turning it out. I’ve had mixed success with this bit: sometimes it comes out perfectly, sometimes I wish I’d never started! If you aren’t up for a risk, just serve it into dishes before you take it to the table. I put a scoop of vanilla icecream with each serving, then pour some of the sauce over the top. The rest of the sauce goes in a jug on the table for people to help themselves.
Preparation time (duration): 5 minutes
Cooking time (duration): 3 minutes
Diet type: Dairy-free
Number of servings (yield): 6
Meal type: dessert
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