Thursday, April 12, 2007

Molten Chocolate Puddings

So today is our 6 month wedding anniversary...hard to believe it, the time has gone by so fast!! Now, I am sure that such trivialities will not be honored in years to come, but in our first year of marriage, we think it is a milestone worth at least a small celebration.

The only problem is Thursdays are class nights for Rich and he has to be at work late, so we will not have the time to have dinner together...very sad. I plan to make up for this two fold however. First, we will go out for a nice dinner on Saturday night...we both love to have date nights and having something to celebrate makes it even sweeter. Lastly, I decided to make these molten chocolate puddings that I stumbled across on vicious ange's blog. They worked perfectly because not only were they delicious, but I was able to prepare them before I hit the gym and then bake them when I got home so that they were nice and hot and we got to eat them together. Rich is a confessed chocoholic, so they went down a treat :) Not exactly health food, but I can justify it by saying that its a special occasion!! Here is the recipe I used.

Molten Chocolate Puddings
(serves 3)

175g (about 6oz) dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
25g (about 0.9oz) soft butter
75g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoons plain flour
Ice cream to serve
3 ramekins

Grease ramekins & place on a baking tray. Put chocolate in a heatproof bowl & set over a saucepan of simmering water until it has melted. Beat butter & sugar until light & fluffy. With the mixer still going, gradually add the beaten eggs. Add the flour & ensure all ingredients are well combined. Add chocolate & beat to a smooth paste. Divide mixture between ramekins. You can set these aside at this point if leaving until later.

Preheat oven to 350F. Place tray with ramekins in the oven & cook fro 18-20 minutes. Check puddings by inserting a skewer: you want them to be gooey in the middle, but cooked at least 1 cm inside from the edge. Serve straight from the oven with ice cream.


Ange said...

Hi Brooke, glad you liked them, I too am a bit of a chocoholic & a foodaholic in general I guess & these are a fave recipe

Brooke said...

Thanks Ange....I love your blog :) These were so delicious, my hubby has already asked me a few times to make them again!!