Wednesday, 6 February 2013

School Puds

Today I was feeling a little nostalgic so I decided to see if I could find a recipe for a school pudding that was a favourite of mine many, many years ago - Chocolate Concrete.  It turns out there are only 4 ingredients required; plain flour, granulated sugar, butter and cocoa and it's ever so easy to make.  Simply put all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, melt the butter and combine.  No wonder it was a regular on the menu at my primary school.  I can't imagine why I haven't made it before.

Begin by gathering all the ingredients ...

Melt the butter either in a pan or microwave ...

Measure out all the dry ingredients and combine in a bowl ...

Line a baking tin in readyness ...

Combine the melted butter and the rest of the ingredients.  You can either do this with a spoon or if you don't mind getting messy use your hands ...  Tip the mixture into the baking tin, use the back of a spoon to pack it down and place in an oven ...

When the concrete has cooked take it out of the oven, sprinkle it with sugar, cut it into portions and leave in tin to cool a little.  By the time you've made yourself a cup of tea the concrete will be just right to eat.

To be truly authentic the concrete should be served as an island in the middle of a lake of pink custard with a thick skin on top in a chipped green china bowl.  It will come as no surprise that I scarcely have any unfilled teeth and need to lose weight.  My school has an awful lot to answer for!


  1. I used to love the pink custard and rice pudding with jam.

  2. Me too! Always relieved to foist the main course off on someone else(!) in exchange for their puds, all done in secret, of course, otherwise you incurred the wrath of the dragon dinner ladies.

  3. We used to have pink custard but we had it with either choccy pud or something they called a marble swirl both totally disgusting custard always lumpy and thin yucko.
    I've got to say stick with the lemon drizzle old girl

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