Mum’s Chocolate Pudding

Choc Pudding Mum 2

This is Mum’s recipe for Chocolate Pudding, which I expect is the same recipe that mothers and grandmothers and great-aunts all over Australia have been using for ever and ever.
When Honey-bunny was in school, she used to horrify her teachers by telling them when she had eaten leftover Chocolate Pudding for breakfast (whenever she could hide the bowl from He Who Eats All of Our Leftovers). Does that make me a bad mother?

The only difference I have made to Mum’s recipe is that she uses white sugar and I use brown sugar. Either is fine, brown sugar just gives the pudding a fudgier taste.

70 gm butter
1/2 Cup milk
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 Cup self raising flour
3/4 Cup brown sugar (or white sugar)
1 Tblspn cocoa
2 Cups hot water

3/4 Cup brown sugar (or white sugar)
1 Tblspn cocoa

Melt the butter and milk together and add the vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients and stir out the lumps. Pour into a large casserole dish.

Sprinkle the topping over the top of the batter and pour the hot water over the top.

Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 40 to 45 minutes.