Valentine's Day Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

In our Valentine’s Cookout Live today Louise showed the Woodee Life group how to cook delicious self-saucing chocolate puddings in their Woodee Fire Pits. Cooked over a mixture of kiln-dried wood from Certainly Wood and charcoal from Birchwood Forestry Charcoal and used four mini Dutch ovens directly in the fire. The result was to die for - served with strawberries and Greek yoghurt from Neals Yard it is the perfect Valentines pudding ❤️🔥


  • 150g self-raising flour

  • 220g caster sugar

  • 50g cocoa powder

  • 60g butter

  • 125ml milk

  • Vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • Dark chocolate chips

  • 250ml boiling water

Let’s Cook

Butter out 4 mini Dutch ovens and put them to one side.

In a large bowl mix together the flour with 110g of the caster sugar and 25g of the cocoa powder.

In a smaller bowl mix the remaining caster sugar and cocoa powder together.

Melt the butter. You can do this in a small saucepan on the grill of your firepit. Once melted add the milk and stir.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and crack in the egg. Start whisking, adding small amounts of the butter and milk mixture until it resembles a smooth batter. Finally, add in a few drops of vanilla extract.

Divide this mixture between the four Dutch ovens and sprinkle some chocolate chips on each one.

Divide the sugar and cocoa mixture over the four batter mixtures and then pour on the boiling water, again dividing it up equally over the four pots and pop the lids on.

Check your fire. You want a medium steady heat. Move the wood or charcoal to one side then carefully, wearing oven gloves, place the four Dutch ovens into the fire pit.

After 7-8 minutes turn the pots around so you get an even cook. Depending on the heat of the fire they will take between 20-30 mins. After 20 mins check them and if necessary turn them again. They should be just set on top. Leave them a couple of mins and then either spoon them onto a plate and serve with Greek yoghurt (we used the local Neal’s Yard Creamery) or eat warm directly from the Dutch ovens. Deeelicious!


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