Dum’s chocolate pudding

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Appears in
Orchards in the Oasis: Recipes, travel and memories

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 2010

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Everyone in Lima knew, or knew about Dum Tweedie, and some had been lucky enough to taste his chocolate pudding. It has a featherlight texture with a gooey base, and is rich but not sickly. A treat for chocoholics everywhere, it is equally good hot or cold. Serve with a bowl of crème fraîche.


  • 150 g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 150 g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing


Turn on the oven to 200°C/Gas 6. Half-fill a roasting pan with water and place on the centre shelf of the oven to warm up. Butter a 1.5-1.75 litre ovenproof dish.

Break the chocolate into small pieces, cut up the butter and put both into a bowl set over a pan of very hot but not boiling water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the warm water follow