Hot mocha puddings

It only takes a few minutes to mix, microwave and top these hot chocolate puds with ice cream and liqueur for a rich, indulgent dessert

PREP 5 mins
COOK 5 mins
DIFFICULTY Easy
SERVES/MAKES 4

Nutrition:

  • calories 414
  • carbs 35
  • saturated fat 12
  • sugar 29
  • protein 10
  • fat 26
  • fibre 2
  • salt 0.4

Ingredients

150ml milk
50g pitted prunes
2 tsp instant coffee
50g soft butter
50g icing sugar
1 large egg
50g ground almonds
2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp self-raising flour
4 scoops coffee or vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
4 tsp coffee liqueur, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Measure the milk in a large jug, then blend with the prunes and coffee in a food processor until smooth. Add the butter, sugar, egg, almonds, cocoa, flour and a pinch of salt, then blitz again to make a thick batter.
  2. Scrape evenly and cleanly (don’t take the mixture up the sides) into 4 x 175ml ramekins (don’t use any with metal on them!). Cook in the microwave, spaced round the edge of the turntable, on Medium for 6 mins. The puddings will still look a bit moist, but that’s fine. Stand for 5 mins, then serve topped with a scoop of ice cream and a little liqueur, if you like.