Steamed Chocolate Sponge Recipe

Steamed Chocolate Sponge Recipes

Ingredients :

4 oz butter

4 oz caster sugar

2 eggs, beaten

5 oz self-raising, flour

1/2 oz cocoa powder, mixed with 2 tbsp milk

Chocolate sauce:

1 oz unsalted butter

4 oz plain dark chocolate, broken into squares

1 fl oz double cream

Method :
  1. Grease a 1.5 pint pudding basin.

  2. Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream together until light and fluffy.

  3. Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition.

  4. Sift the flour and fold it in until thoroughly blended using a figure of eight motion.

  5. Add the cocoa and milk texture.

  6. Spoon the sponge mixture into the pudding basin.

  7. Cover with a pleated piece of greased greaseproof paper and a sheet of foil large enough to allow for expansion and tie with string.

  8. Place the basin in a large heavy-based saucepan, 2/3 full of hot water, cover and steam over a low heat for about 90 minutes, topping up with more hot water as and when necessary.

  9. While the pudding is steaming, prepare the chocolate sauce.

  10. Put the butter and chocolate into a flameproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.

  11. When the chocolate has melted, beat in the double cream.

  12. To serve, remove the string, paper and foil and turn out the pudding on to a warmed serving dish.

  13. Pour a little hot chocolate sauce over the pudding and serve the rest separately.

Serves 5

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