Family story is that some of my cousins (all now in their 50s and maybe even 60s!) kept coming home from primary school and telling my lovely Scottish Aunt, who happens to be an extremely good cook, that they had had the most delicious pudding at school. The dinner lady was asked for the recipe and eventually relented and undaunted by the fact that it was for 96 portions my Aunt was able to serve it up to my cousins at home. We must have liked it too and so mum asked for the recipe and we had it often. It is definitely my "oh my goodness look at the time what are we going to have for pudding" fall back. It helps that it is just as yummy cold as it is hot.
It has to be the quickest pudding ever and is real winter comfort food.
Be warned - it is very sweet!
175g (6oz) marg (I actually use butter)
175g (6oz) sugar
15g (¾oz) cocoa
Melt the margarine, add vanilla, sugar, cocoa, flour and egg.
Press into greased tin. Brush with water and sprinke with sugar. Bake at 375/190 for 20 minutes.
Serve with chocolate custard and cream.