what it looks like on the cover of 'Family Circle'
How mine turned out.. ahhh...that's why the recipe says to serve it with a dollop of cream..to conceal the cracks??!! hehe...
recipe slightly modified from Family Circle, June 2006 issue
1. preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place 4 x 250ml greased ramikins on a baking tray. (AHA! I MISSED OUT THIS STEP!! I didn't realise that my ramikins were 100ml!!! haaaaaaa...)
2. Combine 160g sifted self-raising flour, 2 tablespoons sifted cocoa, 120g castor sugar (original 150g), 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 80 g dark chocolate, finely chopped, in a bowl.
In a new bowl, whisk together 200ml milk (err...i didn't have milk...so I used 150ml plain yogurt with 50ml water...cooking is all about improvisation!! :P but do be more careful when it comes to cakes..), 75g melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 beaten eggs. Beat this mixture into the dry ingrdients and pour into the ramekins.
3. Combine 120g (original 180g) dark brown sugar and 4 tablespoons sifted cocoa powder in a bowl, then sprinkle over the batter (which is already in the ramikin, ok). Pour 60 ml boiling water over each ramikin and bake for 20-25 minutes.
(the puddings will be a bit wobbly.) Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with spoonfuls of double cream.
Comments: Alas... i misread the instructions and messed up the third step....and poured the hot water before putting the brown sugar/ cocoa pwd mixture....so my self-saucing pudding came out ....tasting more like chocolate cake without any sauce BUT cos of the chopped dark chocolates, there were pockets of oozy chocolate which was good...hehe....will definitely have to do this properly again...i think it's an excellent recipe..oh n it's alright if it overflows....it's supposed to be like that i think...just fill the ramikins 3/4 full..... :) cheers!!!