I started Primary school in 1985 when there was no worry about what children ate so we were lucky enough to have deserts like chocolate crunch with chocolate custard! This was my absolute favourite desert as a child so I thought that I would dig out my old recipe and share with you all in case you also have a sweet tooth and would like to treat yourself!
- 225g Self-raising flour
- 115g Stork or similar
- 115g Caster sugar
- 1 Egg
- 20g Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and then mix in the vanilla and set aside.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour and cocoa and then mix in the caster sugar.
- Add the egg and the melted butter and mix well. It should make a thick doughy consistency.
- Press into a baking tin and then brush the top with water and sprinkle over the granulated sugar.
- Bake in the centre of the oven at 160 for 20 minutes. The chocolate crunch should be firm so insert a fork or toothpick to check that it is cooked through.
- Cool in the tin for ten minutes and then turn out onto a serving plate and cut into squares.
I must confess that I normally buy this premade but if you can not find any or you prefer to make your own then here is the recipe for the chocolate custard.
- 450 ml Full fat milk
- 30g Cocoa powder
- 60g Caster sugar
- 9g Corn flour
- 2 Egg yolks
- Take 2 tablespoons of milk from the 450 ml and put to one side. Pour the rest of the milk into a pan and heat.
- In a large bowl sift together the cocoa and corn flour. Then mix in the caster sugar.
- Add the saved milk and the yolks to make a thick paste.
- Stir the hot milk into the paste and mix well.
- Now pour it all back into the pan and put on a low heat, stirring often.
- Once the custard has thickened, pour into a jug and it is ready to serve.