Today is extremely cold and windy in Melbourne. It’s been raining on and off for the whole day. Feels like it’s winter already!

I love to stay at home in this kind of weather (well, we don’t go out much actually :P). So, tonight we planned to have dinner at home and then watched a DVD. What we had for dinner were pork stew in sweet soy sauce, stir fry mixed vegetable and steamed rice. I will post the recipe for the pork stew; it’s delicious 🙂

I thought it would be nice to have a warm dessert in a cold night like this. Earlier in the week, I received the new Donna Hay magazine (50th issue) and what really caught my eyes was the ‘chocolate self-saucing puddings’. Tonight was the perfect night to try the pudding 🙂

It’s an extremely easy dessert to make :). Preparation takes about 5 minutes and the pudding are baked for 15 – 20 minutes, then enjoyed immediately.

I thought the pudding is gorgeous :D. It’s surprisingly not too sweet with the amount of sugar used. It’s rich, warm and gooey at the bottom. Yumm…

Never thought it’s such an easy and great dessert to make!

Chocolate self-saucing pudding

(recipe from Donna Hay magazine issue 50, autumn)

(makes 4)


  • 2/3 cup (100 gr) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup (45 gr) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (125 ml) milk
  • 35 gr melted butter
  • 1 egg

Chocolate sauce

  • ½ cup (90 gr) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water

Step 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. For the chocolate sauce, combine the brown sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.

Step 2. For the puddings, place the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, milk, melted butter and egg in a bowl. Whisk to combine and spoon into 4 x 1 cup-capacity ovenproof ramekins. Place on a tray.

Step 3. Sprinkle the brown sugar and cocoa powder mixture over puddings. Top each pudding with ¼ cup boiling water. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.

It’s too easy!