Muffins filled with hot chocolate custard

Muffins filled with hot chocolate custard

Muffins filled with hot chocolate custard

Each of these classic cocoa puddings with a hot chocolate sauce has only 215 calories, and there’s also a lemon variant.

Ingredients
cocoa powder (1 tbsp)

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 100 g self-raising flour

50g caster sugar (golden)

100 milliliters skimmed milk

a single egg

2 tbsp sunflower oil (plus a little extra for frying)

In order to make the hot chocolate custard

2 x low-fat custard pots

25 g chopped dark chocolate

STEP 1 Preheat oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas mark 1 3. Brush a drop of oil into each of the muffin tin’s six holes. In a large mixing basin, sieve the cocoa, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir everything together, then form a well in the middle.

STEP 2 In a jug, whisk together the milk, egg, and oil, then pour into the well and swirl briskly to produce a batter. Fill muffin tins halfway with batter, then bake for 15 minutes, or until risen and firm to the touch. Heat the custard in the microwave or in a pan according to the package directions, then whisk in the chopped chocolate until smooth. Place the puddings in dishes and top with the custard.

RECIPE SUGGESTIONS
ADD SOME ZING TO THEM.
Cakes made with lemon curd and custard: Omit the cocoa and add an extra tbsp flour and 1 lemon zest to make your own delectable lemon puddings. Serve with simple low-fat custard and a little dab of lemon curd once browned.

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