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


  • 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.


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