Earlier in the week i googled Old school puddings.My children used to have a chocolate pudding at school, served with chocolate custard.
I found this recipe
"chocolate crunch" which they seem to serve quite often at school dinners and the kids love it:
Melt 4oz margarine in a saucepan, add 1tsp vanilla essence.
Mix 8oz Self Raising Flour, 4oz sugar and 1 oz cocoa powder in a bowl and then stir in the melted marg with 1 beaten egg.
Press into a greased swiss roll tin (or similar). Brush top with water and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at gas 3-4 (sorry don't know equivalent for electric) for 30 minutes. Cut into squares while still warm
I usually buy an instant chocolate custard packet mix to have with this (from Morrison's) but you can use a chocolate blancmange as custard or even make your own with cornflour, cocoa powder, milk and sugar.
I served it with Chocolate custard ( a small pot i had in the cupboard from a previous Tesco glitch)
This is a 2nd helping ( explaining why choc is up the side of bowl)
It was lovely.
Dinner was cheap and cheerful.I had left over fish pie.OH had frying steak which had 25% off in Lidl and homemade chips.
Definitely not £50 worth of food wasted a week in this house.
I went to my eldest dd for a quick cuppa this morning before both of us went to work.
Her landlady had a book on the side that i had a quick look through called