Self-saucing chocolate puds

If its been one of those long hard day, and you want to put your feet up with a nice  glass of desert wine and satisfy your chocolate fix – make these delicious puds.  They taste as good as they look!
  • ½ cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 ½ tablespoon hazelnut meal
  • ¼ cup (45g) brown sugar
  •  1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • ½ cup (125ml) milk
  • 35g butter, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (90g) brown sugar, extra
  • 1 cup (250ml) boiling water

Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F). Sift the flour, hazelnut meal, sugar, baking powder and 2 tablespoons of cocoa into a bowl. Add the milk, butter, egg and vanilla and mix well to combine. Spoon into 4 x 1 cup-capacity (250ml) oven-proof dishes and place on a baking tray. Place the extra sugar and remaining cocoa in a bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle over the puddings and pour over the water. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until the tops are firm.

Recipe based on Nigella Lawson’s blog.

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