When I left home at the tender age of 17 and moved in with a pig farmer (long story...) this was one of the recipes I made a lot in my new home...I had forgotten about it until recently, it is seriously easy to make but extremely yummy.
This 'magic' puddle pudding will bring the properties of love, happiness, prosperity and all sorts of other magical goodies.
175g (6oz) self raising flour
150g (5oz) soft brown sugar
50g (2oz) cocoa powder
150ml (6 fl oz) milk
10ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla essence
50g (2oz) butter, melted
50g (2oz) soft brown sugar
550ml (1 pint) hot water
Mix the flour and sugar with half the cocoa. Beat in the milk, essence and melted butter and then pour into a buttered 1.4 litre (2 1/2 pint) ovenproof dish. Mix the remaining cocoa with the smaller amount of sugar and sprinkle over the top.
Pour the water over the pudding and bake at Gas 4/180C/350F for about 1 hour.
The sponge should be crusty and cooked with a lush sauce underneath.
Flour - prosperity, rebirth, abundance, wishes
Sugar - love, protection
Cocoa - prosperity, positive energy, happiness, love
Milk - feminine power, goddess energy, moon magic, offerings, love, spirituality, faerie
Vanilla - love, spirituality, sex magic, passion, creativity
Butter - peace, spirituality, faerie
Water - emotions, cleansing, purification