chocolate self-saucing pudding

Based on the recipe from Cooks Companion. Less sugar, plain brand cocoa (just don't use drinking chocolate with sugar in it), self-raising flour, brown sugar all the way through and more water. And no nuts, which just seem plain wrong to me in a pudding of this kind. Works fine if you forget to put the egg in. As I discovered tonight (come to think of it the mixture did seem a bit dry). But better with the egg. And ice-cream. Although cream will do. Really, really easy.


a scant cup of self-raising flour
pinch of salt
1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1/2 cup of milk
40g melted butter
1 egg
some vanilla
a shake of cinnamon

1/4 cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 1/2 cups of biloing water

To make
Preheat the oven to 180C. Put the kettle on. Grease a small deep baking dish. Mix all the pudding ingredients together. No need to use a beater. A spoon or small whisk will do.Sprinkle the dry topping ingredients over the top. Pour on the boiling water. Bake for about 30 minutes or until top is firm. Sit for 5 minutes (because the sauce will be really, really hot) and then eat with cream and/or icecream.