Chocolate Puddings

Due in part I guess to working in a grocery store and in part to a love of food I always like to see the new lines in the store. Many months ago I noticed that Nestlé had introduced into their Plaistowe range, a 63% Cocoa Couverture. Well even not knowing how I would use it, I couldn’t leave it on the shelf!

After many months of looking at recipes and thinking of ideas I finally found one that sounded just right and in fact it comes from Nestlé’s own advertising for the couverture 🙂

Chocolate Puddings

Chocolate Puddings
170g good quality chocolate (eg Nestlé Cocoa Couverture!) plus extra for serving
140g butter (chopped into small pieces)
3 eggs
3 egg yolks (this means that meringues are coming soon)
100g caster sugar
2/3 cup (100g) plain flour (sifted)

If you are making these to follow dinner, I would not turn the oven to preheat until a short while before dinner so that you can put the puddings in the oven whilst you eat dinner.

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease six dariole moulds. Break 30g of the chocolate into six pieces and set to the side.
Melt the remaining chocolate and the butter using your preferred method (I like using a double boiler). Whilst the chocolate and butter is melting, beat the eggs, egg yolks and sugar. When the chocolate and butter is melted, remove from the heat and stir until it is smooth, allowing it to cool slightly.

Add the flour and chocolate mixture to the sugar mixture and stir well. Pour into the dariole moulds and into each mould push in one of the pieces of chocolate reserved at the start. Cook for 10 minutes or so. When cooked allow to stand in the moulds for 1 or 2 minutes during which you can melt the extra chocolate to serve with the puddings.

These were so yummy! Speaking of yummy I think I need to think of better words to describe food with other than just yummy 🙂 These were rich, decadent and full of chocolate 🙂

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