Preheat oven on 180C / 350F
If you have a thermomix pay attention to the seconds / speeds here, if not, I actually created this using a basic blender. You could even hand whisk and mix everything. Super forgiving pudding!
Put your 3 ingredients for the gooey sauce together in a pan and heat until the butter is melted and cacao and syrup are all incorporated well. (For a thermomix: speed 3, 2 minutes, 100C. )
Pour that into the bottom of your pudding dish. If using thermomix, no need to clean bowl.
In your blender or TM, mix eggs quickly for 5 seconds, speed 6. Add everything else in the pudding list and mix speed 5, 6 seconds.
Then pour your pudding on top of the sauce. Don’t panic, the gooey sauce will come up around your pudding batter. That’s totally normal and even perhaps awesome. You’ll see!
Bake for 30 minutes (or if you're like us and want it super gooey, check at 20 minutes and 25 in case you have a strong oven or you’re using a fan forced setting, as it may take less time. We usually take it out at 25 minUtes with a fan forced oven)
What you’re looking for is a little spring back when you press the edges of the pudding. Skewer test in middle should still have a little pudding come up on the skewer.
Worst case scenario is you get a more caky result if you take it a few minutes too far. You’ll still get a bit of gooeyness from the sauce around the edges and underneath anmdwith ice-cream or custard, you're not going to see people complaining, right?
Pull out of the oven and serve with whipped coconut cream, ice cream or custard. They all provide a delicious contrast to this intensely chocolatey pudding that I hope you'll love as much as we have over the festive season. It's set to become a classic in my family and I hope in yours too!