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Glitzy Chocolate Puddings

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 2
 

Recipe

If you’ve got an electric mixer — either a handheld one or a freestanding mixer — this is very low effort indeed, but it is a real showstopper. There’s something quite extraordinary about the greedy silence that falls over the table as you put these out. You can almost feel it.

The glitz is provided by their utter fantabulousness and the scattering of candy over the top. If you don’t want to use a candy bar, of course, buy some upmarket honeycomb, or else scatter with some finely chopped pistachios. You will lose the sugary-glitter look, but you will still have brought to life an elegantly voluptuous creation.

Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For the Glaze:

  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 2.1-oz Butterfinger bars, broken shards

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Break up the chocolate and melt it with the butter in a bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once it’s melted, sit the bowl on a cold surface so that the chocolate cools.

Preferably in a freestanding mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until thick and pale and moussey, then gently fold in the flour, baking soda, and pinch of salt.

Fold in the slightly cooled chocolate and butter mixture and then divide among 8 ramekins or custard cups. Put in the oven to bake for 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, get on with the glaze by melting the chocolate and butter in a microwave (or double boiler), then whisk to form a smooth glossy mixture and spoon this over the cooked puddings.

Decorate with Butterfinger rubble: I just put the bars in a freezer bag, set to with a rolling pin, and strew over the top.


© 2007 Nigella Lawson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

511kcal (26%)
151mg (6%)
60g
2g
31g (47%)
0g
18g (89%)
9g
2g
148mg (49%)
49g
6g
48mg
192mg
168mcg RAE (6%)
0mg (0%)
34mg (3%)
2mg (10%)
 

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  • kararota

    02.04.14 Flag comment

    You'll want to use plain all-purpose flour in this recipe. Once the butter is soft, you should be able to pack it into a measuring cup. 1/2 cup is the equivalent of one stick of butter.

    All best,
    Kara Rota
    Editorial Director

  • glenalva

    04.05.10 Flag comment

    Recipe says to add flour but not what kind. Is it s/raising or plain?? Also I did not like the measuring style, some in ounces and some in cup. How do you measure butter in a cup!!!

 

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