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Choc Chip & Banana Pudding W/Glossy Choc Sauce (Steamed)

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“This is another lovely dessert from my Chocolate cookbook by Christine McFadden & Christine France. These girls never fail me! This 1 is steam-cooked in a 4-cup bowl. My steamer is oblong-shaped & will not accept a 4-cup rd bowl, so I have made it in 4 individual dessert bowls & 8 ramekins. Adjusted cooking time for these sizes is noted below. The taste of banana & choc is pleasingly subtle here & combines w/an almost gingerbread flavor that reminds me of my mom. Serve it warm w/the choc sauce as suggested below. You are going to love this!”
READY IN:
2hrs 30mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 Pudding Wedges
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare a steamer or half fill a saucepan w/water & bring to a boil. Grease a 4-cup deep bowl.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl & rub in the unsalted butter or margarine till the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir them into the flour & butter mixture. Then add the sugar & mix well.
  4. Whisk milk w/the egg in a measuring cup or sml bowl & beat into the pudding mixture. Stir in the choc chips or chopped chocolate.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the prepared bowl & cover lightly w/a double thickness of foil. Steam for 2 hrs & add water as needed.
  6. While the pudding steam cooks, prepare the glossy choc sauce as follows:
  7. Place sugar & water in heavy saucepan & heat gently. Stir occ w/a wooden spoon till all sugar has dissolved.
  8. Stir in the choc till melted & add butter the same way. DO NOT LET THE SAUCE BOIL. Stir in brandy or orange juice & set aside, but do not chill.
  9. When pudding has finished cooking, allow it to cool slightly, run a knife around the top of the pudding to loosen it & turn it over onto a serving dish.
  10. Serve warm w/the sauce ladled over ea individual serving.
  11. NOTE: For 4 individual servings in dessert bowls or 8 ramekins, divide batter equally in the 4 (or 8) containers, cook in steamer for 1 hr & test w/toothpick. If not done, cook an add'l 10 min & remove from steamer to cool slightly b4 serving. Enjoy!

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