Making a chocolate self-saucing pudding is probably NOT what the creators of this month’s Recipe ReDux had in mind when they set the challenge, “Show us how to keep the kitchen cool by using one of these appliances: Slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker. (If you have none of these, use the microwave, rice cooker or another keep-cool appliance.)”
Because here in Australia, we are in the depths of winter. So, keeping the kitchen cool is not high on the priority list. But, I have stuck with the brief and have used one of the suggested appliances (my microwave – it is the only one on that list I own!), however, it is to make a cosy winter dessert – the classic chocolate self-saucing pudding.
Make no mistake, cooking these as individual tea-cup sized puddings is not about portion control. When practising mindful eating, one of the key skills is being able to identify the food that will best satisfy your physical hunger. And on one day, that might be a serve of chocolate self-saucing pudding. However, on the next day, it might be yoghurt and fruit. And on the next, it might be tomato soup. So, having the ability to make a serve of pudding to satisfy and honour that hunger (and whip it up quickly!) can be quite comforting. And it can reduce the urge to ignore what you are truly hungry for later on because you feel the pressure to eat the rest of the giant chocolate self-saucing pudding so it doesn’t go to waste.
Plus, I love that you make them in the vessel you are going to eat it out of. There is no bowls and mixing spoons to wash- woo hoo!Print
Microwave Chocolate Self-Saucing Puddings
Have dessert on the table in a matter of minutes with these microwave chocolate self-saucing puddings.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 3 minutes
- Yield: 1 pudding
- Category: Dessert
Pudding (per pudding)
1 tablespoon self-raising flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
½ tablespoon caster sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Sauce (per pudding)
½ tablespoon cocoa
½ tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons boiling water
Ice cream and fresh strawberries to serve
- In a tea cup, mix pudding ingredients together very well
- To make the sauce, sprinkle cocoa and brown sugar over the batter, then pour the boiling water over the mixture carefully
- Microwave each pudding on High for 40 seconds and then give it another 10-20 second burst (the pudding should be cooked through and look lumpy and gnarly.
- Serve with ice cream and fresh strawberries
- Ingredients listed make one individual pudding. To make more than one, multiple quantities accordingly
- You can cook multiple puddings at once, you might have to adjust the cooking time slightly.