I had to make these!! On three different cooking shows I have seen this “dreaded” pudding that can end life long culinary dreams on the spot. And I immediately went into panic mode as soon as I decided that this would be the pudding we will eat that night. BUT…..Easy…..like a Sunday Morning, is all I can say to you. Make sure you weigh your ingredients, follow the instructions and you will have an outside that is baked to perfection and a dark, smooth, molten centre inside. Yes Mister MasterChef…I did not go home on the back of this one 😉
300g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids at least)
Grated rind of 1 Orange
75g Unsalted Butter
50g light brown Sugar
5 medium Eggs
50g Plain Flour, sifted
4 tablespoons Orange Marmalade
15ml Orange Liqueur (I used Cointreau)
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/400F
- Butter 6 pudding tins or ramekins. 150ml capacity will be perfect.
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan with simmering water.
- Once melted, add the orange rind and stir until the chocolate is smooth.
- Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, orange marmalade and orange liqueur in a food processor and blend to make a smooth batter. (You can use a handheld mixer OR just a wooden spoon to mix, it might just take a little longer to get the batter smooth)
- Add the melted chocolate and mix again until well combined.
- Divide the mixture between the tins or ramekins.
- Place on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes. (Mine was in for 9 minutes – Depending on your oven).
- Unmold the puddings and serve immediately with ice cream, crème fraiche or a fruit coulis.
Recipe adapted from Great Baking.