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
1 egg - lightly beaten
75g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
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....