Friday, August 20, 2010

Why you should always have baking chocolate on hand

I'm a terrible baker. I hate measuring stuff, and I usually make a huge mess in the kitchen.

But Nigella Lawson's Gooey Chocolate Puddings are so easy to make that even someone with minimal baking skills could make them come out perfectly - the key is to serve them piping hot when they're still warm and gooey out of the oven. So when your sweet tooth comes calling, this is one of those dishes that will help satisfy it in less than a half hour.

Melt 4.5 oz bittersweet chocolate along with 1 stick of butter on top of a pot of simmering water

In a separate bowl, mix 3 eggs, 3/4 C sugar, and 1/4 C flour until well blended.

Gradually whisk in melted chocolate mixture.

Don't forget to shamelessly lick chocolate clean from all utensils before putting them in the sink.

Grease 4 (1-cup) ramekins with butter and dust with flour. Place puddings in a 400 degree oven and bake 10-12 minutes. Do not bake until you are ready to serve as they should be served piping hot and gooey from the oven. The edges should be set like a brownie and the middle should be liquid like pudding:



  1. Oh YUM! And that is super easy. I will have to try those someday soon.

  2. That looks so decadent!! I wanted to respond to the comment you left on my blog the other day...about why I didn't include Detroit on my hand map...Canton is not Detroit to me LOL!! Anyway, I didn't make that map I just put my little star on it for my area! Glad you dropped by my blog as I'm always looking to add Michigan book bloggers to my rolls!! Yay!!!!

  3. Erika, yes, try it. It's delish! And I'm not even a huge chocolate fan.

    Staci, yeah, I know Canton isn't Detroit, but us metro Detroiters still like to defend its honor. :o)

  4. Oh, wow, I am all over this one! We have friends that are total chocoholics and I like to come up with something different when they come for dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. oh my goodness. I definitely have to try this. I have the four ramakins, but alas, no chocolate. Road trip!