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Pudding Question ?

Postby Zosherooney » March 5th, 2019, 7:55 am

We are going to fiends on Thursday for supper (early) then the chaps are going to a 'talk'. I have said I will take a pudding, I want to do a 'steamed' (in the M'wave) chocolate pud with a semi liquid centre/soft/gooey. Does anyone have a recipe they have used and was successful?

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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby earthmaiden » March 5th, 2019, 8:06 am

Ratatouille said she got a few hints from her recent chef guests for perfect chocolate fondant. Maybe she will divulge a few hints. Possibly not using the microwave though .. Will you be cooking it at your friend's house?
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Suelle » March 5th, 2019, 8:26 am

You might have more success with the sort of sponge pudding that bakes to leave a sauce in the bottom. I imagine microwave timings for chocolate fondants are down to the second, and the particular m/w you are using - so what is successful at home might not work in your friend's m/w.

https://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/rec ... e-pudding/
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Ratatouille » March 5th, 2019, 9:30 am

It wouldn't work in a microwave Zosh. Also it's hard to take a fondant to someones house as the timing has to be precise including the resting time. That's where I was going wrong - well one of the ways :oops:

I thing a " magic " ie slef saucing pudding would be a simpler and easier choice.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby patpoyntz » March 5th, 2019, 9:37 am

That pudding sounds good Suelle, I will try it next time I have the family here. Be good to use the microwave for something other than reheating stuff!
The chocolate fondants I do can be made earlier in the day and refrigerated, then just popped in the oven after the main course, as they only take 12 mins...but I wouldn’t like to do that in an oven I don’t use regularly.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby aero280 » March 5th, 2019, 10:29 am

I have a friend who used to cook in a pub restaurant. He said that the only way to guarantee a chocolate fondant had a runny middle was to cook it from frozen.

I haven’t tried this yet! :)
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby StokeySue » March 5th, 2019, 10:46 am

The thing about microwaves is that they cook all the way through the food all at once and not so much outside in like an oven, so a gooey centre isn’t really an option

I think Suelle’s suggestion would be both more reliable and more transportable
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Seatallan » March 5th, 2019, 11:28 am

Oooh, haven't made a self-saucing pud for yonks. :chops:
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Busybee » March 5th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Is it really that easy? It’s not something I have ever made but I think I may give it a go.

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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Catherine » March 5th, 2019, 12:33 pm

Seatallan wrote:Oooh, haven't made a self-saucing pud for yonks. :chops:


I remember making self saucing puddings at school and it travelled home really well. (Unusual as mostly things never made it home because my friends who boarded snaffled the lot) Anyway I was so chuffed when we dug the spoon in to reveal a lovely puddle of sauce at the bottom.

Zosh you could go retro school dinner pud and make a chocolate sponge with chocolate custard, which works well in the microwave
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Ratatouille » March 5th, 2019, 1:05 pm

The fondant I made was a big one. The secret divulged with, apart from chilling it well , was not to make it too deep and to replace 1 tbsp sugar with one of glucose. I would go for self saucing - I don't particularly like chocolate fondant or indeed any chocolate pudding anyway!
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Catherine » March 5th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Ratatouille wrote: I don't particularly like chocolate fondant or indeed any chocolate pudding anyway!


I'm with you there, chocolate cake/pudding/ice-cram/milk have never been particularly appealing to me
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby StokeySue » March 5th, 2019, 3:17 pm

Busybee wrote:Is it really that easy? It’s not something I have ever made but I think I may give it a go.

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I only once made a chocolate one but my mum and I made the lemon one from some point in the 60s, and I made it successfully in rudimentary student kitchens in the 70s

I think Mum’s recipe was Margaret Costa’s originally. It’s good hot or cold
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby earthmaiden » March 5th, 2019, 3:27 pm

The most disgusting pudding I ever made was an orange and lemon self saucing one in the 70's from a magazine recipe. I have not made or eaten one since.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby StokeySue » March 5th, 2019, 3:46 pm

Actually the choc one is quite different from the lemon one, different method now I look at it properly :oops:

I had a version of that choc one in South Africa that was made with strong coffee spiked with Cape brandy rather than boiling water. Was good :chops:

The lemon one is a thin batter including egg yolks, then you fold in the stiffly beaten egg white and bake slowly so that the egg white floats and forms the sponge and you get a sort of lemon curd underneath.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby WWordsworth » March 5th, 2019, 7:46 pm

I have made a lemon one several times.
Usually goes down a storm.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Zosherooney » March 5th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Sue you have me salivating and I am just about to turn the light out for sleep...... but can I after that ?

Suelle, that recipe looks far too easy ! Might just have to try it.

Thank you for all your input, will cogitate tomorrow.... :chops:
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Rainbow » March 5th, 2019, 11:51 pm

Zosherooney wrote:Suelle, that recipe looks far too easy ! Might just have to try it.

Did you read the reviews under the recipe?

The first one said 'What a waste of ingredients! This was quite revolting. A claggy, unappetising mess.' ;)

But the next 2 weren't so bad!!
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Suelle » March 6th, 2019, 7:07 am

I didn't read the reviews - it was the first I found with weights rather than cup measurements. I'm sure it's possible to find a better recipe, as it's a well known pudding. Possibly not m/w recipes though.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby StokeySue » March 6th, 2019, 11:03 am

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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Rainbow » March 7th, 2019, 3:31 am

They both look good, Sue.
Both cooked in the oven, not MW, I notice.
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Re: Pudding Question ?

Postby Zosherooney » March 7th, 2019, 10:34 pm

OK, in the end I had a plethora of bread, together with some of the sweet pickled walnuts I bought in Cyprus so combined the two and made a bread and butter pudding with sliced sweet walnuts. It was cooked int he M'wave and was surprisingly good - even though I say it myself....... :chops: Harry has an extra portion for his brekkie tomorrow.
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