There is a lot to love about chocolate pudding. It’s comforting, decadent and an appropriate dessert for any season. Fortunately, there’s been an entire day set aside to enjoy this delicious dessert completely guilt-free! On 26th June, 2019 we celebrate Chocolate Pudding Day, and you should definitely indulge.
What’s the history of National Chocolate Pudding Day?
Did you know that dessert puddings can be traced all the way back to the 17th century? However, during that time, a “pudding” was actually a very moist cake, akin to a bread pudding or plum pudding.
The sweet, creamy goodness that we know and love today didn’t in fact emerge until the mid-19th century when Alfred Bird, an English chemist, developed an egg-free custard powder. This incredible invention made it extremely easy to produce a delicious pudding with the perfect consistency! Today, pudding is a popular dessert across the globe.
Celebrate National Chocolate Pudding Day
Delicious and indulgent... Those are the key ingredients to any chocolate pudding! Here’s a quick, simple recipe for the time-honoured favourite, a self-saucing chocolate pudding.
- 60g butter
- 225g self-raising flour
- 200g caster sugar
- 60g cocoa powder
- 180ml Suffolk milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 175g soft brown sugar
1. Melt the butter in the microwave in a deep, 20cm round dish.
2. Sift in flour, sugar and 25g cocoa powder, add milk and vanilla extract, and mix well. Sprinkle soft brown sugar and the remaining 35g cocoa powder over the top and pour in 300ml boiling water – don’t stir. Cook in the microwave on High (800W) for 8 minutes.
3. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before serving with cream.
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