It's hard to believe but a week ago today Tatiana flew back to Greece. This past week has just flown by. It's crazy quickly time is already passing so far this year! The day before she left her friend Richard came up for a visit along with his friend Kasia (She loves Cockers too!) and I made a late lunch/early supper for us all to enjoy. Nothing special really. A leftover tortiere from Christmas, mash, vegetables, salad and then for dessert I knocked together this Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake.
It's not much to look at really, but for what it is lacking in looks it more than makes up for in deliciousness. I reckon just about everyone must have a recipe kicking around their recipe file for this old fashioned pudding! I've been making it for yonks and yonks.
It's also very easy and economical to make. You simply make a chocolate batter and then spread it in a dish. A sugar and cocoa mixture is spread on top of the batter . . . and then a cup of water is poured over all and you bang it into the oven.
Like magic the cake batter rises up and the sugar and water create a type of chocolate sauce which sinks to the bottom. Hence the name Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake.
I don't know anyone who doesn't love this pudding . . . well, except for Todd maybe (he had fruitcake and was happy) . . . served warm, spooned into bowls . . .
With cream poured over top, or ice cream melting down into the crevices or with dollops of Greek yogurst like I served with it last Saturday, it always goes down a real treat! It doesn't photograph very well, but then again . . . chocolate only ever very rarely does.
*Fudge Brownie Pudding Cake*Serves 6 to 8