Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chocolate Walnut Pudding

With the New Year just gone by, the one thing you hear everywhere, and these days see it on the statuses of several of your "on line friends" is about their new year resolutions.  And of course if you have record of their previous years resolution, you will see it is almost the same.  Which goes to show us that the old resolution failed and this is the 2nd, 3rd or in some instances even the 4th attempt at making it successful. But does this qualify us to be failures or just very resilient?  

I am guessing the top New Year resolutions of all time would have something to do with loosing weight (at least that is what I choose every year...and still am resilient about it to choose it yet again), maybe for many quitting smoking and for many others spending more time with the family. Personally, I have stopped making resolutions publicly.  The one secret resolution I always have and never accomplish is to loose weight - but then, when you love to cook, you are bound to eat what you make and hence very difficult to accomplish this resolution.  Perhaps I should resolve to exercise everyday - and then automatically I would have the resolution of loosing weight too accomplished...that seems better.  But on second thoughts, maybe resolve to exercise every other day seems more realistic.  And definitely the below recipe is no help in getting anywhere close to getting my weight down - chocolate puddings being my weak point after all. 
Mixed flours

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Serves 6


 1 cup sifted flour
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
2 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon  salt
½ cup semi skimmed milk
Roasted Walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup broken walnuts
¾ cup brown sugar
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot water


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa and salt.  
  2. Add milk, butter and vanilla essence to the mixture above.  
  3. Roast the nuts till brown in colour.  Mix them into the above mixture.  
  4. Pour into greased cake pan.  
  5. Mix the brown sugar and the ¼ cup cocoa.  
  6. Sprinkle over the batter in the pan.  
  7. Pour hot water over the entire batter evenly.  
  8. Bake in a pre heated oven (180 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
Hot water on the pudding
Sprinkled cocoa & sugar