Made this first for my Mum’s birthday meal. My mum doesn’t have the sweetest tooth in the family that belongs to my Dad. He truly is a pudding / dessert lover…and if he could, he would eat puddings for starters, mains and afters!
They both raved about this pudding, in fact Dad said its the best pudding he’s ever had. Since then David’s parents have enjoyed this and they have requested this for the Ord family Easter Sunday dinner. With this in mind I thought it was time to share this wonderful pudding with you.
I first found on the BBC Good Food website and I have made no tweaks as its perfect.
- 250g self raising flour
- 140g golden caster sugar
- 50g cocoa powder
- 100g soften butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Zest and Juice of 1 orange
- 3 eggs
- 150ml Milk
- 100g orange milk chocolate (I use Terry’s Chocolate Orange)
- 200g light muscovado sugar
- 25g cocoa
- 300ml boiling water
- Butter a 2-litre baking dish and heat oven to 160°C fan/gas 4 and put your kettle on.
- Put the flour, caster sugar, 50g cocoa, baking powder, orange zest and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Chop your chocolate into pieces.
I aim for pieces about the size of a Cadburys’ buttons give or take; this means you find lovely pieces of half melted chocolate in each mouthful.
- Squeeze the orange juice into a pyrex jug and whisk in the 3 eggs, melted butter and milk.
- Pour onto the dry ingredients and mix together until smooth (it takes about 2-3 minutes in my Kenwood)
- Stir in the chocolate chunks and then scrape everything into the buttered dish
- Mix 300ml of boiling water from your kettle with the light muscavodo sugar and remaining 25g of cocoa for the sauce.
- Slowly pour this all over the pudding batter which will look very wrong at this stage!
- The Bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 30 mins or until the surface looks firm, risen and crisp.
I hope you like this pudding as much as we do and if you do try this please let me know if you make any additions as I’m always looking for new ideas.