Monday, 5 December 2011

Can I have your IRD number please?

I made dessert tonight.

Well, actually, I made it last night, and we had leftover dessert tonight.

This is a rare occurrence in our house because of Lochlans diabetes, but once in a while it doesn't hurt. I made self-saucing chocolate pudding (recipe below), and we had some french vanilla ice cream to go with it too.

Due to it being very high in carbohydrates, Lochlan only gets a little bit of each. Last night he ate it so fast you'd think it was his last meal. Tonight, he destroyed it even faster.

After finishing his, tipping the bowl up to get the melted ice cream, and then proceeding to lick the bowl (after which we had a discussion about how that is ok when we're at home, but don't do it while we're out), he looked at Richards, and says 'more please'.

So Richard gave Oliver Twist a little more of the chocolate pudding from his bowl.

Lochlan finishes that, and says, 'and some ice cream too!'

Richards reply - "You're going to work for the IRD when you're older aren't you?"


I got this recipe off a friend years ago, and it never fails. Just be aware that depending on what you cook it in, you may need to cook it for a bit longer, but make sure it is a deep dish, because it rises and can bubble and boil over easily.


1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cocoa
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup milk
4 Tbsp melted butter

1 & 1/2 cups hot water
2 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp cocoa


Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Mix all the cake ingredients together in a deep dish, making sure it is well mixed.
Mix together the sauce ingredients, and pour over the top of the cake mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake mixture is cooked through.

Great with ice cream, custard, or fresh berries on the side.

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