Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Needin' some Puddin'

I could re-tell the story for the...tenth time, about the horrible start of the day but it's allright. I think the previous nine times sufficed. 'Nuff with the whining, on with the pudding.

I'm a religious reader of Delicious. I read it every month without fail and will proudly announce that it is the best food magazine I've come across. *YAY!*. This month just made their status skyrocket when they rocked up to the newsagent's shelves with a gluten-free special (and the awesome Shaun wrote me a note just in case I missed it). So I flip through it every other morning over breakfast, dog-earring the pages holding recipes I just have to try. I usually don't end up trying them because when I have a craving I forget...forget to look through my stash of mags. Luckily this time I remembered! CHOCOLATE SELF-SAUCING PUDDING. Exactly what a girl needs when shes down with somesort of sickness, feeling slightly ghostly and neck high in assignments. oh and plus, she doesn't know what to dress up as for Halloween.

Pirate, anyone?

Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding by Sue Shepard from October 2007 Delicious Magazine
(This is the half the recipe) serves, 3-4

45g fine rice flour (from Asian Grocers)
1.5 tbsp soy flour
1.5 tbsp g.f.cornflour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp g.f. baking powder
1/2 tsp xantham gum (optional)
70g caster sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder

1) Triple sift the ingredients in a bowl

95ml soy milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp olive oil

1) Mix all together in a bowl and pour into the flour mixture
2) Pour mixture into a 3 cup capacity baking dish
3) If it is too shallow it might overflow

215 ml hot water
70g brown sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder

1) Mix altogether
2)Pour over the chocolate cake mixture, do not mix!
3)Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a crisp spongy top develops (I baked mine until the fudge sauce started bubbling over the edge of the pan...think I overfilled)


Kate said...

i love delicious too ! but haven't been able to buy the last couple of issues as i've been in Africa.
I've never used xantham gum, how does it make a diff. can u use golden syrup instead ?

Shaun said...

Victoria - I'm so glad you made something from this edition of Delicious. Your pudding looks soooo good. Actually, I think this is one of their better editions this year. It is well-focussed. Now that I've seen your mouth-watering result, I'm going to have a go at it. I haven't had a chocolate dessert for ages.

Laetitia said...

I remember seeing that birdy food....
peck away...

Hui Wen said...

Hi Victoria,
Your pudding looks sooo gooey...mmm. I just bought the latest issue of Delicious. NEEDED to have the free Cafe Cookbook that came with it. Are we still meeting up after our essays are done? I'm so looking forward to it!

sher said...

I don't think you can get much better than that! Yummmmm

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

I've never read Delicious (it's super expensive in the US) but I've always been curious about it, I hear such good things. Now your post makes me want to search out an issue even more!

Ari (Baking and Books)

Shaun said...

Victoria ~ You haven't posted in a while. I hope all is well. I'm assuming you're caught up in the end of your academic year and Christmas shopping...Me, too. Miss your hilarious posts, though. Keep cool `til after school :-p

Anamika said...

Hi Victoria
Loved your site while browsing around. Anything related to cakes inspire me to search more. Am aslo fond of cakes and am currently into sugarcraft work. whenever you have time do try to visit my blog site and crique...recently did a three-tier wedding cake on an african theme.

Jeena said...

Hi there you have a lovely blog. This chocolate pudding looks so indulgent and delicious. Please feel free to check out my gluten free xmas cake here
Click here for gluten free christmas cake recipe
Jeena :-)

Naomi Devlin said...

Hey, would you like to take part in my blogging event - 'Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten Free'?

It's the first month and I could use all the support I can get. The theme is tea time treats - and I know you are up to the challenge!

Come and visit my blog if you fancy contributing. Glad to have found your delicious blog.