– BAKING –
Chocolate Concrete (AKA, THE BEST SCHOOL PUDDING EVER)
When I was a kid I loved this school pudding, I can remember it so well. This was one of my favourite puddings that I ever had at school. I can’t quite remember if I had this in primary school or secondary, but something is telling me primary school. If you remember this pudding, then I hope scrolling through this recipe will bring back some memories for you. If you never had this in school then I am sorry but you missed out as it was literally my childhood in school. If you don’t know what this is, it is a type of soft biscuit that just falls apart when you eat it. It can sometimes be served with custard and it tastes amazing.
If you had this at your school then let me know in the comments below as I would love to know!
– LETS GET STARTED –
Ingredients that you will need-
200g self raising flour
200g granulated sugar, you will also need a bit towards the end to sprinkle on top
50g cocoa powder (DO NOT USE ANY THING ELSE OTHER THAN PURE COCOA POWDER, THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT)
Equipment that you will need
A mixing bowl
A spoon and a fork
A square baking tin
Step one- Preheat your oven to 180oc and line a square baking tin with baking parchment. You want the parchment to hang over the sides of the tin as it will be easier to pull the concrete out of the tin once baked.
Step two- Melt the butter and you can either do this in the microwave or on the hob. Then sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and then add the sugar. Mix all of these dry ingredients together until well combined. Add the melted butter and stir it in. Keep mixing all of the ingredients together and once it starts to take shape it should be really crumbly (THIS IS HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE) if it isn’t like this yet, keep mixing until it starts to crumble, it shouldn’t take long.
Step three- Once it has started to crumble, you can spoon out the mixture into the baking tin and using a spatula make the mixture level and press down on the mixture until it is flat and compact. With a fork, poke holes over the top of the cake. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, check it around 20 minutes. You don’t want to burn it.
Step four- Once it is ready, take it out of the oven and pull the baking parchment so the concrete comes out of the tin. Cut the concrete into big squares and sprinkle some sugar over the top. You can eat it straight away or leave it until it has cooled down. You can serve it with whatever you like, a lot of people put custard on top of it. Enjoy 🙂
If you live in the UK did you ever have this pudding for school? what are some of the memories that it brings back for you?
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