The Great British Bake Off – Chocolate Molten Puddings

This week it was pudding week on The Great British Bake Off. We had steamed puddings for signature bakes, molten chocolate puddings for technical and Trifles for show stopper bakes.
Now my  miserable family are not keen on puddings unless they are chocolate so I didn’t have much choice but to go for the molten chocolate puddings for my bake.

The next problem was…there are seven of us and most recipes for individual puddings were for 4 or six. So I had to do some adjusting and my recipe makes seven puddings, made in regular ramekins.

If I’m honest, they were not perfect to look at, but they did pass the taste test.

I added a little white chocolate to the kids puddings, both in the middle and on top. For the adults we had to make do with dark chocolate because the white didn’t go very far (or it may have got eaten by a family member when I left it in the fridge!)

molten chocolate pudding
As you can see, the white chocolate in the middle was trying it’s best to escape before I took a photo. This was the best of the batch of three, the others had already oozed out. I didn’t manage to make a neat job of spooning the white chocolate on the top either. Trust me, these puddings are alive, they ooze, they collapse they fall apart, all before you get the chance of a good shot….but they tasted yummy. I give them 10 for taste and 1 for presentation!
I’m not sure if you can tell by this photo but the sponge was light and fluffy and the inside gooey. Isn’t that the objective? Okay, I guess looking nice would be good too.

The other puddings fared even worse for presentation…it’s a minus 4 from me! As soon as I took them out of the ramekins they collapsed as the middle bit oozed out. Too much chocolate maybe? I think they might have needed a little more cooking. I was under the impression that they had to be served straight from the oven, which I’m sure contributed to them breaking up.

Here is my recipe (if you want it!)

Ingredients:

  • 200g butter
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate (if adding)
  • 5 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 75gg self raising flour
  • tbs of cocoa powder.

Method:

  • Melt the dark chocolate and butter in bowl over a pan of hot water. (or carefully in the microwave) set aside to cool
  • in a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale and light
  • fold the chocolate into the egg mixture
  • add the flour and cocoa powder and fold in
  • grease 7 ramekin moulds
  • divide the mixture between the moulds place on a baking tray. If adding white chocolate put a chunk into the top of the mixture, no need to push it in as it will sink while baking.
  • bake in a pre-heated oven 180C/gas mark 4 for 10 – 12 minutes
  • when baked, loosen the puddings and turn out carefully onto serving plates.
Serve them with cream or melted white chocolate sauce.

Mummy Mishaps



6 Comments

  1. October 2, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    those puds look great, and photographing something like that is always tricky as you want to know that it's worked before you bother setting up the camera etc, but once you know it has worked you need to take the pics right now!

  2. October 2, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    They look great to me…I imagine they are hard to photograph.
    Chocolate is chocolate it doesn't matter if they don't look perfect.
    Well done x

  3. jennypaulin
    October 3, 2017 / 10:16 am

    I am with you on taste over presentation. I mean if it was not for blogging/social media it would always be about taste at home wouldn't it? And I know what you mean about trying to take photos – last night I wanted to take a shot of my pie served up. well of course the pastry crumbled and it looks messy! How ell, but like your puddings it tasted great!
    well done on making 7 puddings and boooo to the person who ate the remaining white chocolate !!
    thank you for taking the time to bake along this week xx #GBBOBloggers2017 x

  4. debsrandomwritings
    October 5, 2017 / 4:01 am

    Hi Anne, bugger the presentation and pass me a spoon! The photo of the one with dark chocolate oozing out has got my mouth watering and I've not yet had breakfast. I have made them before with similar results to you, but no one ever complained about the state of them… They're like mini chocolate volcanoes, and when has a volcano ever erupted nicely?

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    xx

  5. rebeccabeesley
    October 6, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    I've had the same problem in the past with them collapsing – i think it is just sooo tricky knowing the exact right amount of time to leave them in the oven. Still in my book it's about the taste – if they taste good enough for everyone to eat them then you've done a fab job. I think they actually look great too.

  6. October 8, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    They look bloody amazing to me! I can imagine them being quite tricky to get a good capture of. Nevertheless, I'm on my way for a piece ­čÖé

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Hope to see you next week x

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