February 14th. Valentine’s Day. The day when loved ones run around attempting to impress their potential/current suitor with chocolate deliciousness. You know, like my Gluten Free Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding!
I find that these days you pretty much fall into two camps in regards to Valentine’s Day.
1. You’re single and you despise everybody else that is posting mushy lovey dovey crap. Oh and you just want to bury yourself in a bottle of wine and block of chocolate until it all blows over.
2. You’re in a great relationship that doesn’t need validating because of a special date and despise everybody else that makes a big deal about V-Day…. BUT you still wouldn’t mind being surprised with wine, chocolate and flowers. (This is totally me, by the way).
Actually I think, technically we need a third camp here, but you get the point.
Whether you believe Valentine’s Day to be a whole lot of baloney or not, I think we can mutually agree on the point that there should be chocolate involved. …. so maybe we should just make it the official International Day of Chocolate Eating & Wine Drinking.Valentine's Day = International Day of Chocolate Eating & Wine Drinking.Click To Tweet
Now I bet I know what you’re thinking. Here she goes, off about chocolate again, and she’s going to tell me to bake up this amazing cake. Which you know, will require me going to the shops and actually baking something… and then waiting to you know, eat it, which is kind of the whole point… so maybe I’ll just buy a big block of chocolate and be done with it.
Well sorry, but I’m going to prove you wrong.
There is nothing worse than needing a chocolate fix, or wanting to create something really sweet and simple, and having to slave away in the kitchen for hours on end to get it.
Trust me. I may be a baker, but I totally get it. That’s why I knew I had to share this amazing recipe with you. It’s beyond quick and crazy delicious. And when I say quick, I mean, done and dusted, ready to dig in and enjoy it, in under 10 minutes! Yup! That damn quick.
Oh and did I mention you don’t need your oven either? Or any fancy pants ingredients. Just some flour, sugar and cocoa, all stuff you pretty much keep stocked in the cupboard, right?
So whether it be for Valentine’s Day or just because you’ve got a hankering, you have to give this Gluten Free Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding for Two a shot!
Gluten Free Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding for Two (or one, I mean really, we've all been there)
- 20 grams Butter melted
- 1/2 cup Gluten Free Self Raising Flour any brand of packaged flour will work fine for this
- 1/3 cup Caster Sugar
- 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
- 2/3 cup Boiling Water
- Place the butter in a medium sized ceramic bowl and melt it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
- On top of that, throw in the flour, caster sugar, 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, vanilla extract and milk. Mix really well together.
- Bring a full kettle to the boil. Now on top of your chocolate mousse mix, sprinkle the brown sugar and extra tablespoon of cocoa powder. No need to be fancy here, just sprinkle across the top.
- Carefully add the boiling water over top of this, if you have little bits of cocoa that haven't dissolved, don't stress! It won't matter in a minute, or three.
- Pop it straight into the microwave and cook on High for 3 Minutes. It's done when the cake is springy but set in the middle and your sauce becomes thick and luscious!
- Be careful now, as it will be piping hot! Though if you serve it up with a good dollop of thickened cream or vanilla bean ice cream it will help cut through the heat and richness nicely. You know, so it can get in your belly faster!
- Probably the best part of this whole gorgeous recipe, is the fact that it's all done in the microwave! You simply mix it all together and whack it in for 3 minutes!! Yup, so if you can get your prep time down and speed through it (like I do) then you could have this whole dish served up in under 5 minutes!
- Any Gluten Free packaged flour will work for this recipe, it's not fussy. However I particularly love the White Wings Gluten Free flour range.
- Sometimes gluten free flour can go a little clumpy no matter what you do to it, so use the back of a spoon to really work it together and you should end up with a thick, glossy, (uncooked) muffin type mixture.
- A dollop of thick cream or vanilla ice cream works perfectly with this dish. Though hot custard is equally delicious!
I honestly, cannot rave about this dessert enough. It’s rich and chocolatey and perfect to share with a loved one this Valentine’s Day or really any day!
So what are you waiting for? Give my Gluten Free Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding a whirl now, you don’t need an excuse!!
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