Saturday, May 21, 2011

Gooey Chocolate Pear Almond Pudding...

Hubby always brings home some cooking magazines that I like, this month's Masterchef Mag, has got some really goooood chocolate recipes by Andriano Zumbo.  They do look a bit complicated.

After rushing around for ballet mid year concert, and making pasta sheets for lasagne tonight, I thought I might just go for something easy on this mag:

Chocolate Pear Almond Pudding

Recipe adapted from May edition of MasterChef, quantity alterred to suit 5 x 1 cup ramekins.

30g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
1.5 Beurre Bosc Pear
100g self raising flour
100g brown sugar
20g almond meal
100ml milk
1 egg - lightly beaten
75g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa

Chocolate Sauce
40g unsalted butter
90g brown sugar
20g dutch cocoa
160ml hot water

Grease the ramekins, place sliced pear at the bottom of ramekins and pre-heat oven to 180C.
Place milk, chocolate and butter in a saucepan, on low heat, stir till smooth, take off heat and cool for 2 minutes.
Stir in egg, mix till just combined.
Sift in sugar, almond meal and flour.  Mix till combined and share the mixture between the 5 ramekins over the pears.
Make the chocolate sauce, place all ingredients in a small saucepan and place on low heat and bring it to a slow boil.  Stir till all melted and smooth.
Pour chocolate sauce into ramekins to fill up.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until puddings have risen.

Dust with icing sugar, and serve with peach icecream....

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, this looks so chocolaty and good! I have never had chocolate and pears together. It is a must try recipe for me. Thanks.