This warm hug of the dessert world uses buckwheat instead of wheat flour and although it tastes sinful as all heck, in reality it is loaded with antioxidants, iron, magnesium and calcium from heaps of cacao, and manganese, more antioxidants and flavonoids, more magnesium, fibre, protein and phosphorous from the buckwheat, without any refined sugar or gluten or nuts. I honestly can not describe the pure levels of excitement I felt ripping this baby out of the oven and dipping a spoon in the gooey middle!!!
Next time I'll be trying hazelnut flour for this one as I'm obsessed with gianduia, that perfect nutella marraige of chocolate and hazelnut, but for this recipe I used mild-tasting buckwheat flour for its abundant health properties. You can use any which flour your heart desires!
~1 cup buckwheat flour( or gluten-flour of your choice)
~2/3 cup coconut milk
~1/3 cup coconut oil
~1/3 cup cacao
~1 egg, beaten with a fork
~1 tsp unfiltered apple cider vinegar (dont panic, you wont taste it! Its part of the magical volcanic rising effect of the cake)
~1/2 cup 100% maple syrup or honey
~1/4 tsp bicarb
~1/2 tsp baking powder
Sauce part of the self-sauce ingredients:
~1/4 cup cacao
~1 cup boiling water
~1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
Method: Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. In a large bowl, mix together all pudding ingredients minus the sauce until properly and completely combined. Pour into a lined cake or loaf tin or individual ramekins or ceramic mugs if youre desperate.
In a seperate bowl (i used a gravy boat to make it easy to pour. A jug will make your life easier in this step), combine all sauce ingredients and whisk well until combined and tasting like heaven's nectar. Now carefully and slowly pour your sauce into the centre of your pre-prepared puds. It will float on top for a bit but dont dispair, it melts down to the pudding middle during the cooking process. Arrange your puds onto an oven tray and bake for half an hour (individual portions will take slightly less time than one giant puddy). Once baked, carefully remove from the oven mitt, grab a spoon and abscond to a quiet corner of the house to experience your magical creation, guilt-free and in peace 😇