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    Chocolate and Pear Puds

    • Vegetarian
    • Nut Free
    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes to 22 minutes
    • Total time: 30 minutes to 32 minutes 35 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 50g butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
    • 125g golden caster sugar
    • 1 medium egg
    • 4 tbsp semi-skimmed milk
    • 1 Waitrose Perfectly Ripe Williams Pear, peeled, cored and diced
    • 50g soft dark brown sugar

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4. Grease 4 x 200ml ovenproof ramekins or dishes with butter and place them on a baking tray. Sift the flour and half the cocoa into a large bowl. Add the caster sugar and mix.
    2. Whisk the cooled melted butter, egg and milk together in a small bowl. Pour over the flour mixture and whisk together well. Fold in the diced pear and spoon the mixture evenly between the prepared dishes.
    3. In a separate bowl, mix the remaining cocoa and the brown sugar together. Sprinkle this over the mixture in each dish. Spoon 2 tbsps of boiling water evenly over each pudding.
    4. Carefully place the tray in the oven and cook for 20–22 minutes, or until a skewer inserted halfway into the puddings comes out clean. Dust with more cocoa powder to serve. Great with crème fraîche or ice cream.

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