Every cook should have a classic chocolate pudding in their repertoire, and this fits the bill perfectly.

2 tbsp cocoa powder
120g dark chocolate
60g butter, cut into cubes
3 eggs
120g sugar
40g flour

  1. Butter 6 coffee cups and powder them with the cocoa.
  2. Melt the chocolate and stir in the butter.
  3. Beat eggs and sugar until they fluffy and stir them into the melted chocolate/butter mixture. Sift the flour and fold it into the mixture. Fill each cup to three-quarters’ full.
  4. Bake on shelf level 3 on Steam setting 1 for 13 minutes at 200°C.
  5. Leave the cups to cool down for a minute or two, then shake gently to turn out upside down onto a plate.
To serve

Serve accompanied by fruit and cream.

Chef's Secret

Chocolate and butter can be melted very easily without burning by using an induction hob (level 2). Alternatively, place in a bowl over barely simmering water.