Recipe

Mocha, pear and nut self-saucing pudding

  • 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 8
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Ingredients

Mocha, pear and nut self-saucing pudding
  • 100 gram dark eating chocolate, chopped
  • 150 gram butter
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 2/3 cup (70g) hazelnut meal
  • 1 1/2 cup (165g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 (460g) pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 3/4 cup (430ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (50g) cocoa powder

Method

Mocha, pear and nut self-saucing pudding
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Grease eight 1¼-cup (310ml) ovenproof dishes or a shallow 2.5-litre ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Stir chocolate, 50g of the butter, milk and coffee in small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Transfer to large bowl; stir in meal, 3/4 cup sugar, then sifted flour and egg.
  • 3
    Place pear slices, slightly overlapping, in dishes; top with chocolate mixture.
  • 4
    Stir the water, remaining sugar, sifted cocoa and remaining butter in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth; pour over chocolate mixture. Bake about 30 minutes (or about 45 minutes for larger pudding). Stand 5 minutes before serving.

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