I love to be inspired by grain free recipes online. Yesterday I was looking for a moist chocolate pudding and came across a Recipe from homemadehealthyhappy.com for self saucing chocolate pudding. <-click here for Recipe I used this as inspiration and changed things slightly.
>Homemade Healthy Happy < has lots more grain free and gluten free recipes on the website. Do go and have a look!
My version uses half ground hazelnuts and half ground almonds. I also used processed dates instead of raw honey in the pudding mix.
serves 6-8 generous portions
250g a mix of ground almonds and ground hazelnuts
40g cacao powder
50g butter melted you could also use melted virgin coconut oil ( I like Lucy bee oil )
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g dark chocolate drops ( I used sainsburys gluten free taste the difference dark chocolate drops )
100g pitted medjool dates
approx 150ml boiling water – to soak dates
3 large Eggs
30g cacao powder
60g raw honey
300ml boiling water
I pre heated oven 165c
I put the pitted dates into a jug and poured on 150ml of boiling water, I left these to soak for about 10 minutes
I weighed out 250g of a mix of ground almonds and ground hazelnuts , about half and half. I ground the hazelnuts myself using my food processor until they resembled flour.
I added the dates and approximately 100ml of the soaking water into my food processor and blended until smooth and like a sauce.
To the dry ingredients I added the processed date sauce, beaten eggs and melted butter and mixed well together.
I had pre greased a 2 L rectangle ceramic ovenproof container and spooned the mixture in and smoothed flat, to this I sprinkled the chocolate drops evenly over the surface and pressed down slightly.
In the food processer I added 30g cacao powder and 300ml boiling water and 60g raw honey. I mixed these together for a few seconds.
This is then poured gently on to the surface of the pudding, looks weird but it works!
I baked the pudding in a 165c oven for 50mins, My tip would be to take a look after 40 minutes I left mine a little to long. It should still have a little sauce on top I think.
It is best to serve the pudding straight from the oven , I served mine with a big dollop of clotted cream.
It can be warmed for a short time in the microwave too.
Delicious with ice cream or cream
Hope you enjoy this indulgent chocolatey pudding as much as I did.