Self Saucing Chocolate Mud Pud

In case you didn’t know, it’s Eurovision week which is always a cause for celebration in our household (well, it is for me… even if Mark doesn’t entirely agree!). To add to the festivities, we needed something sweet – enter John Whaite Bakes: Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood, a book full of delicious and decadent treats.

This one has been on the list to make for some time, but I’d never made a self saucing pudding before and wasn’t really sure what to expect. It was very odd to make this batter, then chill it for two hours and then top it with sugar and a water/Nutella mix. As the water sloshed around the top, I was convinced I’d done something wrong and it wasn’t going to turn out right.

It all went perfectly though, and the end result was a sponge with hot chocolate sauce oozing out of it… the sort of food porn you’d expect to see on an M&S TV commercial!