A few weeks ago I experienced a ‘lightbulb’ moment whilst the kids were eating their tea. Or perhaps I should correct that lest you should think that my kids are angel’s and are always well-behaved! …Whilst the kids were pushing food around their plates complaining that they were “too tired to eat”, or “just needed to nip to the toilet.”
As I zoned out from the usual moaning and messing around at the table I realised that I had a recipe idea forming in my head! Not a particularly spectacular, jaw dropping one I admit, but one that I could knock up right there and then and that may speed up the process of getting the main meal eaten!
So here it is…my super quick chocolate pudding which I have to say, did the trick in getting the main course eaten, whilst also serving as a vehicle for calcium (of which, my loyal readers will know, is a daily challenge for me since my daughter is off dairy and isn’t a big fan of kale!).
I hope your children (and the grown ups in the house) like this as much as we did! It now regularly gets ‘conjured’ up to speed along the eating process!
- 1tbsp Birds Custard Powder or 2 tbsp gluten-free cornflour
- 1-2 tbsp maple syrup, honey or rice syrup (go for as little as you can get away with!)
- 1tbsp cocoa powder (make sure it is gluten-free!). I use Bourneville or Tesco own brand
- Half pint dairy-free milk. I use Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, unsweetened
- Pinch rock or sea salt
- Place the custard powder (or cornflour) in a saucepan along with the sweetener of choice, cocoa and salt and stir to combine.
- Add a few tablespoons of milk and mix until you have a smooth paste
- Add the remaining milk and put over a medium heat whisking all the time until thickened
- Serve warm or cold (with fruit if you are being a 'meany mummy' like me!)
Birds custard powder = £1.31 for 300g; 15g = 7p
Sugar = 94p for 1kg; 30g = 2p
Tesco cocoa powder = £1.99 for 250g; 15g = 12p
Almond Breeze = £1.49 for 1lt; 284ml = 42p
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