Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

OK people, since no one seems to be interested in my pay it forward (Boo Hoo!) I thought maybe I should show you what you would receive. This is a very festive pin cushion. I found the recipe, as they call it on the Moda Bake Shop blog. It's just a little gift and that's all you will need to send on. Even something bought would be just fine. It's the thought that counts remember!

So if you are interested in participating now please let me know. Thanks ladies!

Now I've had a request for the Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding. It's truly scrumptious. Here goes:

In a LARGE casserole dish (trust me you don't want this bubbling over into the bottom of your oven, believe me I've been there!) place these ingredients:

1 cup flour (gluten free flour fine)
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
2T cocoa
1/2 cup milk (dairy free milk fine too)
2T melted butter (margarine fine)

Combine these ingredients with a wooden spoon until nice and smooth. Flatten out in dish.

In another jug place:

3/4 cup sugar
2T cocoa
1 and 3/4 cups boiling water

stir until sugar dissolved. Gently pour this liquid into the casserole. I use a spoon as I am pouring so the cake part doesn't get disturbed.

Bake in oven at 180 for about 1/2 hour or so. It looks like a cake when cooked with all the sauce bubbling up the sides. Under the pudding is all saucy and lovely. Serve with ice cream. Makes enough for six people.

Look what's growing in our garden like a weed at the moment...

Makes a nice change from real weeds. Oh and the fragrance is heavenly!! Real old fashioned smell. You just can't beat it.

I've just cut two pairs of slippers for the little girls Christmas presents. These have proved to be very popular with the youngest one. Hers have now worn through with so much wear. It will be summer when they receive them but I'm sure they will wear them anyway. Children do strange things sometimes.

Well I'm off to sew them up. Looking forward to it.


The Rose Room said...

Sarah, I am sorry your pay it forward didn't work out, I am tempted......beautiful roses from your garden and the pudding....to die for! Rachaelxo

Anonymous said...

Your pincushions are so pretty,very festive indeed .

The recipe of the pudding sounds so delicious , maybe I should try to make it...and your roses are sooo beautiful...our garden is preparing now for the winter, it'so cold outside especially in the morning.

Lululiz said...

Alright, alright, nothing like a bit of emotional blackmail, arrgghhh, I'll do it, I'll do it, grumble mumble. Tell me again what I need to do, sigh.

Sarah said...

Dearest Liz your life will be very fruitful for your good deed. You simply have to receive my gift and then you have 365 days to give gifts out to three takers. I'm sure with cupboards like yours this will be an easy task! Thanking you kindly.

Michela said...

I'm sure you will have more than 3 takers now that you've shown us your amazing festive pincushions!

Sarah said...

We'll see Michela. I sure loved getting your PIF!

Pomona said...

I would have loved to have received one of those fantastic pincushions but unfortunately I have already signed up to a PIF which I am horribly behind with!
I will email you about tea towels later!

Pomona x

Gem said...

Hey Sarah!

Thank you for coming by my blog and leaving me such a lovely message :) Sorry I haven't replied before now but I have been feeling a bit grotty and have just been taking some time out :(

I really appreciate your very kind offer about me not having to make anything in return but I am really looking forward to making something for you! My operation is not until mid-november so I will make your presents and send it off to you before I go into hospital :)

My email addy is gemmalh1978@aol.com so if you want to email me we can swap real life addresses too :)

Looking forward so much to taking part in this swap :) Take care,

Gemma xxx

Bev C said...

Hello Sarah,

You certainly are busy with your cooking and sewing. Good luck with the slippers. Happy days.

Lucy said...

Hi Sarah
You always leave such nice comments on my blog and I would like to take part in the PIF if it is not too late! Let me know what I need to do.

Sarah said...

Lucy I'd love you to take part! Thank you so much. Unfortunately your comment has come up anonymous so I'm not sure which Lucy you are. Please can you let me know which blog you are from?