A girl can waste a lot of time, accuse everyone under the sun, have a mild anxiety attack and have a home that looks like it's been burgled all while convincing herself that her wallet will never be seen again. Believe me, Ihave the ransacked house and the nervous rash to prove it.
And now I'm going to have a bowl full of Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding and a meditation session.
Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding
185g plain flour
110g caster sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
100g cocoa powder
80g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
170g brown sugar
Thickened cream or creme fraiche (optional), to serve
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Place flour, caster sugar, baking powder, 50g cocoa powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Add milk, butter, egg and orange zest, then beat with a wooden spoon to combine. Pour the batter into a 1.5L ovenproof dish.
Place the brown sugar and remaining 50g cocoa powder in a bowl, stirring to combine, then sprinkle over the pudding batter.
Carefully pour 400ml boiling water over pudding, then bake for 30 minutes or until just set with a slight wobble in the centre. Serve with cream or creme fraiche.