The perfect pudding from Hotel Chocolat

Are you looking for the perfect pudding to impress your Valentine this year? Well, look no further, Hotel Chocolat have the perfect recipe to get your tastebuds excited!

And don’t let the chocolate stop there – Hotel Chocolat have an amazing range of Valentine’s Day presents, we love the ‘Hamper for Two’ (no squabbling) complete with a rose wine for her and a beer for him.

We’ve teamed up with Hotel Chocolat to give you the chance to win Valentine’s Day Chocolates along with £500 worth of gifts in our Share the Love competition.

chocolate steamedChocolate Steamed Puddings
Recipe taken from Hotel Chocolat blog, The Pod

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 65 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

50g Hotel Chocolat Dark Chocolate Drops
110g plain flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
110g caster sugar
1 tbsp cocoa powder
125ml skimmed milk
1 egg
75g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
4 tbsp Hotel Chocolat Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Butter, for greasing

Method

Melt the chocolate drops in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring occasionally.
Put the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, cocoa powder, milk and egg in a food processor or mixer and blend for 1 minute at low speed.

Add the melted chocolate and blend for 1 minute at high speed. Fold in the hazelnuts.

Lightly grease four 175ml pudding basins or dariole moulds with butter. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the basins and cover each one with a piece of greaseproof paper and foil, then secure with string.

Place the puddings on a rack set in the bottom of a large saucepan. Pour enough just-boiled water into the pan to come three-quarters of the way up the sides of the basins.

Cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over a medium-low heat for 1 hour, topping up with more water if necessary, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of a pudding comes out clean. Carefully remove the puddings from the pan and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

Turn out the puddings onto serving plates. Pour the Chocolate Hazelnut Spread over the puddings and serve.