Steamed Chocolate Pudding…


…with Caramel Sauce…AND a giveaway. That’s what I said.

Oh baby–the room is starting to spin. Grab something stable and hold on.

For some odd reason, I’ve been fascinated by the idea of making real Plum Pudding–you know just to see if it tastes like…dirt, or if it’s actually good. Now, it takes a special pan to make traditional Plum Pudding, so, I’ve been on the look-out for just such a pan for many years. Finally, after checking each holiday season, at Williams Sonoma–at last, at last, they had one. But, fortunately for all of us–the recipe included with the pan was for “Steamed Chocolate Pudding with Caramel Sauce.”

Oh my…oh my.  Are you sitting down? Rock beats scissors. Paper beats rock. Chocolate beats just about anything–but certainly…plum.

Dude.

Steamed Chocolate Pudding with Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

9 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

9 Tbsp. butter, cut up

6 eggs, separated

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

1-1/2 Tbsp. vanilla

pinch of salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp flour

1/2 cup caramel sauce

whipped cream

Directions:

Grease a steamed pudding mold. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and allow to cool. Beat the egg yolks and brown sugar on high speed for about 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add vanilla, cooled chocolate and salt and beat until combined–about 1 minute. Transfer mixture into another bowl.

In a clean, dry bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a clean whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high speed until foamy, 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until medium-firm peaks form–about 4 minutes.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites and the chocolate mixture together until no whites are visible. Sift the flour over the batter and fold in until well blended. Pour the mixture into the greased mold. Place the lid securely on top.

Next, set the mold on an inverted colander or steam rack, set in a large pot. Fill the pot with water to come halfway up the sides of the mold. Cover the pot, and set over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 40 minutes.

Remove mold from pan and let cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes. Uncover the mold and pour caramel sauce over the pudding.  Let cool in the mold for another 30 minutes. Invert onto a serving plate and…

and serve warm.

Hot dang.

We loved this so much–especially the Bald Kid and I–that I can’t bear not to have a partner in-steamed-pudding-crime. Therefore my friends–I’m giving away a true, live steamed pudding pan to one lucky reader–on Friday at 10:00 am…sharp. To enter, leave me a comment on this post. In fact, I’ll give you one entry for each comment you leave on any previous post–from this moment on. Ha ha! Comments for EVERYone!

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Steamed Chocolate Pudding…
Ingredients
  • 9 oz. semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 9 Tbsp. butter, cut up
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Grease a steamed pudding mold.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler and allow to cool.
  3. Beat the egg yolks and brown sugar on high speed for about 4 minutes.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add vanilla, cooled chocolate and salt and beat until combined–about 1 minute.
  5. Transfer mixture into another bowl.
  6. In a clean, dry bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a clean whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high speed until foamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Slowly add the granulated sugar and beat until medium-firm peaks form–about 4 minutes.
  8. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites and the chocolate mixture together until no whites are visible.
  9. Sift the flour over the batter and fold in until well blended.
  10. Pour the mixture into the greased mold.
  11. Place the lid securely on top.
  12. Next, set the mold on an inverted colander or steam rack, set in a large pot.
  13. Fill the pot with water to come halfway up the sides of the mold.
  14. Cover the pot, and set over medium high heat.
  15. Bring to a boil.
  16. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 40 minutes.
  17. Remove mold from pan and let cool on wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  18. Uncover the mold and pour caramel sauce over the pudding.
  19. Let cool in the mold for another 30 minutes.
  20. Invert onto a serving plate and… and serve warm.

 

 

 

 

31 Replies to “Steamed Chocolate Pudding…”

  1. I heard there is a recipe that you can make a cake in a thermos. We will have to find that one. That looks so good!

  2. NICE! I love new things! I’ve never heard of this before, but it looks cool, and it even has it’s own cool pan! 🙂 Count me in on this one! EEK!

  3. This is so cool! My mother in law who is Brazilian makes stuff like that all the time. However she has never taught me. It takes a few years to get recipes out of her. I still haven’t figured out why it takes her so long to share them with me. =-)

  4. Mmmmm, this sounds soooooo good. This would be so much fun to bake with the kids. My kids are loving to help me cook and bake, so it would be fun to have something new to try out with them. And then all enjoy with a big glass of cold milk. Mmmmmmm. Just as long as we don’t have to count the calories. 🙂

  5. I just found your site and am dying to try this recipe! My husband has the largest sweet tooth (so do I) and he would love this recipe..if I had a ay to make it 🙂

  6. Wow – I had no idea. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try this one. I need something new and chocolate is included as a food group at my house.

  7. O MY GOSH!!!! That looks SO delicious!!! I love anything with chocolate….. and with carmal….. all the better!!! I will defenitaly show this recipey to well….. EVERYONE!!!! I wish i could make it 🙁 i dont have a pan!!!!! PLEASE PICK ME!! That would be a great snack to share with my friends and family!!! That would go great witj a big glass of milk……MMMMMM is all i can say 🙂

  8. When I showed some co workers these pictures, they voted for me to make it for another co worker’s wedding shower next Thursday. I’ll be improvising with the pan unless I get one before next Wednesday. (Is that a broad enough hint?)

  9. This cake/pudding was so much different than I thought it would be! I’m glad you tried a chocolate kind instead of the plum… it turned out great! 🙂 What an awesome giveaway!

  10. I have never had steamed pudding. I love the pan! I love to bake and this looks like something I would love to try and share it with the girls at church and also my coworkers.

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. now it just wouldn’t be fair for me to win again, would it? 😉 (not that i’m saying that if by some miracle i’m the lucky one again, that i would protest….) but I definitely want to try this pudding recipe sometime, perhaps i can find a similar pan to make it in, or wait like you to get my own 🙂
    thanks for sharing the recipe!

  12. Launi – ok…I have been lurking for quite a while and forwarding your darling crochet patterns to my mom and her friends. My children and I made your wooly sheep for a Christmas homeschool project and put them with our manger. It was awfully funny that the sheep were GIANTS compared to our little manger, but they were protective sheep!! 🙂
    I LOVE the steamed pudding! I am pretty fond of all Victorianish type things and I was always jealous when the Victorians served up their plum puddings. I have two angel food cake pans (found at a thrift store), but no steamed pudding pan! WOULD love to win!
    Keep those wonderful posts coming! I LOVE them!

  13. Thank you-thank you for all your kind words. We are so glad you’re here with us–lurking or right out here in the open! :] I wonder if we could find a way to make smaller sheep. Hmmmmm….they would be sooo cute. I’ll work on it.

  14. Every time I went past the kitchen…I took another little slice. It was ridiculous. But somehow, it didn’t seem so evil in tiny little bites. It’s lovely I tell you.

  15. Steamed chocolate pudding is everything Launi says! I made some Monday in my new pan and everyone that tried it loved, loved, loved it. I’m making it again tonight for our party at work tomorrow. I know it will be a BIG hit!
    Thanks again.

  16. Oh, mannnn! I wanna come to your place. It’s incredible–isn’t it? I’m soooo glad you tried it–to prove that I wasn’t deliriously exaggerating–if nothing else! Be on the look-out for the next pudding recipes coming soon!
    Yay Maude!

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