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Pear and chocolate puddings

  • serves 6
  • Easy

The best chocolate puddings are the ones that you don't have to share. We love these individual little pots of chocolate sponge and pear. Just add cream to serve and let your family and friends dive in.

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Ingredients

  • butter 100g, plus a little for the tins
  • light muscovado sugar 160g
  • eggs 3
  • plain flour 60g
  • cocoa powder 30g
  • baking powder 2 tsp
  • ground almonds 55g
  • milk 60ml
  • pears 6 small, very ripe
  • pouring cream to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter 6 × 250ml ramekins. Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, cocoa, baking powder, ground almonds and milk together.

  • Step 2

    Peel the pears and cut off the bottoms so that they will stand with a decent amount of height above the rims of the ramekins. Chop the bottom parts and fold into the chocolate mixture. Divide the mixture between the ramekins until they are two-thirds full, then push the tops of the pears in.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 30 minutes or until the pudding mix is puffed around the pears. Serve with cream.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 433
  • Carbs 45.7g
  • Protein 8.5g
  • Fat 23.1g
  • Salt 0.9g
  • Fibre 4.2g
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