Chocolate and Cinnamon Eve’s Pudding

Pudding | 5th December 2010 | By

After reviving Eve’s pudding and realising what I’ve been missing all these years, what could I do but try a chocolate version. This is what I did:

  • Peeled, cored and sliced 4 cooking apples (unknown Cornish variety from my mother’s garden)
  • De-husked 100g ground cherries.
  • Mixed these in a baking dish with 1 heaped tbsp demerara sugar, 1 tbsp honey, a dash of lemon juice and 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Placed in the oven, 175C, to soften for about 15 mins.
  • Melted 2oz unsalted butter with 50g dark 70% chocolate
  • Beat in 2oz dark brown sugar.
  • Mixed 1.5 oz spelt wholemeal flour with 1.5 oz polenta in a bowl.
  • Added 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Made a well in the centre and poured in the chocolate mixture.
  • Added 1 duck egg and stirred.
  • Beat in 170g 0% fat Greek yogurt
  • Spooned this onto the softened fruit and baked for 20 minutes until the top was well risen and looked done.

The chocolate sponge rose really well – it must have been the addition of yogurt.  It went very nicely with the apple and ground cherries and made a most appetising dessert. Sadly we had no clotted cream this time, but I guess … too much of a good thing and all that!  Substituting cinnamon for the lemon flavour and adding chocolate gave it a more wintery cosy feel, which was just right for the cold day. CT thought he preferred this version, although was very happy to demolish either.


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    5th December 2010

    Fantastic idea – everything tastes better in chocolate form ;0)

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    5th December 2010

    Mmm, I could sit there with the pudding bowl in my lap and a big spoon.

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    5th December 2010

    Looks good Choclette – I don’t think I’ve ever had normal Eve’s pudding, but chocolate on the top sounds fab too!

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    5th December 2010

    That is a new twist on Eve’s pudding and great for any chocoholic.

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    6th December 2010

    Chele – well it would be a rather unconvincing chocoholic that would disagree with you there.

    Suzler – nice image, especially the big spoon.

    C – Eve’s pudding is lovely, do give it a go.

    Dom – now you’re a fine one to talk with all those cake’s you’ve been making recently.

    Maggie – thank you. These things have to be tried :)

    BVG – thanks. To be honest, wasn’t sure it would work, but luckily, it did – phew!

    Blackbook – you and me both, my cupboard is currently bare :(

    Baking Addict – it’s dead easy to make.

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    8th December 2010

    sounds great! i love cinnamon with chocolate, they marry well together

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    8th December 2010

    Thanks Sushma, MaryMoh, Tamanna, Oxslip and Ananda – all comments much appreciated.

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    15th December 2010

    I’ve been thinking that this would be good with pears as well….I bet it makes the kitchen smell wonderful…

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    16th December 2010

    Waw, what a delctbale oven dessert!!

    I must try this,…yummie!

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    16th December 2010

    Liz – you are so right, I’m sure this would work really well with pears and yes the house smelt very good.

    Sophie – do let me know how you get on if you do make it.

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