Chocolate Brownie Pudding

We agree on most things (which is just as well when you have a blog together!); summer rather than winter, walking rather than running, trashy reads over literary brilliance and chick flicks rather than subtitles! However, one area where we do disagree is that of dessert and pudding. Leigh’s very much a pudding girl but Abby prefers dessert (preferably chocolate!). Today we’re posting a pudding that’s one of Leigh’s favorites and is one of the first desserts she learnt to make and has been making for over 20 years now (which makes her feel a bit old!). This still tends to be her go to pudding on those occasions where a sweet treat is called for – fortunately it’s a chocolate pudding so Abby’s happy too!

Chocolate Brownie Puddling

We actually Googled the difference between pudding and dessert and it seems that there are no set rules on which is which. Pudding can be sweet or savoury (think Yorkshire pudding/black pudding) whereas dessert is always sweet. Pudding tends to be more rustic and usually served hot or warm, dessert tends to be cold and maybe more sophisticated (maybe?!).

This pudding is a favourite of ours because it’s simple to make and super delicious. It’s made with pantry ingredients that are usually on hand – no eggs or butter, which are often things you run out of! We also think it’s classic winter comfort food, yet can be served to guests.

Chocolate Brownie Puddling


Chocolate Brownie Pudding

  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

2 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius. In a large bowl stir together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, salt and baking powder. Into the dry ingredients add the milk, oil and vanilla and stir until smooth. Pour into an ungreased pyrex-style dish.  Mix (can use the same bowl) the 3/4 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa gradually stirring in 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. Pour this mixture very gently over the batter in the dish and without mixing, bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with either ice cream or whipped cream.


Recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook

Chocolate Brownie Puddling

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I Bake, You Cook

We are Abby and Leigh, two friends in the kitchen. After years of feeding family and friends, the odd school fundraiser and numerous requests for recipes, we decided it was time to share some of our favourites.

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