Saucey chocolate pudding (in the Cook's Essentials slow cooker)

 

For the 1.5 litre cooker:

110g (4oz) plain flour

110g (4oz) caster sugar

55g (2oz) cocoa powder

1tsp baking powder

25g (1oz) butter

150ml (¼pt) milk

 

Sauce:

300ml (½pt) boiling water

175g (6oz) Muscovado sugar

55g (2oz) cocoa

How to make it...

 

Sift the flour and cocoa into a mixing bowl and stir-in the caster sugar and baking powder.  Melt the butter and add to the mixture with the milk, mixing until smooth.  The mixture will be a fairly thick paste.

 

Spoon the mixture into the greased slow cooker and level the surface.

 

Measure the boiling water into a mixing bowl or large measuring jug then stir-in the Muscovado sugar and cocoa and beat together until smooth.  Pour over the mixture in the slow cooker but do not stir!

 

Cover with the lid, select ‘High’ and cook for 1½ hours.  As the pudding cooks, the sponge will rise and leave a rich chocolate sauce beneath.

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