Sweet farewell !!
It time to bid adieu to Mumbai’s favourite lord today. Let’s add something sweet to the festivities around. Trust me, making and sharing this will make the Lord and his devotees happier than the loud Bollywood songs. Celebrations are essentials in life, but we should also be careful that our fun does not ruin others.
With that positive note let me elaborate on this wonderful, warm, chocolatey, gooey goodness which when combined with cold vanilla ice-cream makes you understand the true meaning of the phrase “Made for each other”. Sorry that I completely forgot to take a picture of this cake with ice-cream. This is called as a self-saucing pudding as the sauce is made while the pudding is being baked. It sounds complicated but it’s simple and easy. Recipe adapted from here.
1 cup all-purpose flour/ maida
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (omit if using salted butter)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
3-1/2 tbsp butter (measure before melting)
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup boiling water
Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celcius.
Sieve together maida, baking powder and salt. To this add castor sugar and 2 tbsp sifted cocoa powder.
In another bowl mix melted butter and milk. Add vanilla to it and mix.
Meanwhile, in another bowl mix brown sugar and sifted cocoa powder and keep aside.
Fold the sugar + flour mixture in the butter + milk mixture and work gently to just combine the two.
Pour this onto a greased oven proof glass dish approximately 8 inches in diameter (or divide it into 6 nos. greased ramekins). Spread the brown sugar mixture evenly over it and then slowly pour the boiling water over it. Do not mix after pouring water.
Bake for 35-40 mins (or 25 mins if using ramekins). Serve warm with some vanilla ice-cream