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Steamed chocolate pudding recipe

Steamed chocolate pudding recipe rich fudgy chocolatey pudding for Christmas.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Author Sharmilee J

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp choco chips
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 nos eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the chocolate sauce / glaze [ Half this quantity would be enough for this pudding, I doubled as I wanted to store]

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp coco powder

Instructions

For the pudding:

  • Boil water first, add choco chips in a  heat resistant bowl, using double boiler method melt the chocolate.You can use cooking chocolate too.Set aside.
  • To a mixing bowl add butter, sugar.
  • Beat well until creamy.Crack open the eggs and add it.
  • Beat until smooth and creamy.Add vanilla essence, mix well.
  • Now in another mixing bowl place a sieve, add wheat flour,coco powder,baking powder to it.
  • Add salt to it and sieve well.
  • Now add little of sieved flour to butter egg mixture, alternate with milk starting and ending with flour mixture.
  • Mix well to form a smooth lumpfree batter.
  • Add melted chocolate mix once.Grease a oven safe bowl with lots of butter.I placed a small circular butter paper at the bottom for easy demoulding.
  • Transfer the prepared mixture to the bowl.The pudding rises well so choose a bowl accordingly.Grease a butter paper(I forgot but please do it), place over the bowl then wrap it with silver foil.
  • You can either use your steamer or pressure cooker.Put a plate inside the cooker, add water to it.Place the pudding bowl on the plate.Water should be touching 1/3 rd of the bowl.Close with lid, no whistle needed.Steam cook for 1 hour 30 mins. In between check the water level and add water accordingly.Check after 1 hr then proceed.Insert a knife in the centre of the pudding if it comes out clean then the pudding is done else steam cook for few more mins.
  • Mine got done in 1 hr 30 mins.Remove from flame, set aside for 10 mins.Gently remove the covers,Then slide a buttered knife at the edges.
  • Then invert, remove the butter paper.Cool down completely atleast for 30 mins(meanwhile you can make the chocolate sauce) then slice and serve.

How to make homemade chocolate sauce recipe:

  • Measure and take powdered sugar, add water to it.Add coco powder to it.
  • Whisk well so that there are no lumps, heat it up.Bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 mins.Switch off.
  • Look how the consistency is.Smooth and silky.Cool down then store in a clean jar.

Notes

  • I used whole wheat flour as you might have know if you are a regular reader here , I am avoiding store bought maida.Either I use homemade maida or wheat flour.The texture of the pudding was so moist and good that no one will find out what flour you have used.
  • If you want chocolate sauce just for this pudding just half the quantity I have mentioned in this recipe.I planned to store so made a bit more.
  • I used my borosil 500 ml glass bowl and the size was perfect.THe only thing is that I forgot to grease the butter paper but then it didnt stick much.But grease the bowl and butter paper well for easy demoulding.
  • Do not be a in a hurry to demould immediately you take it out after steaming.Give a good 10 mins time then demould.