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Chocolate For Pear Pudding Sauce

Asked by Chairman_Miaow. Answered on 7th September 2021

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I made the Chocolate Pear Pudding a few weeks ago and I thought the dark chocolate sauce was a bit too rich. My husband and son disagreed! However, I’d like to give it a whirl with milk chocolate instead. What quantity of sugar should I use instead?

Chocolate Pear Pudding
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Chocolate Pear Pudding
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Our answer

Nigella's Chocolate Pear Pudding (from NIGELLA EXPRESS) has a chocolate sponge studded with pears that is served with a chocolate sauce. Dark (bittersweet) chocolate is used in the sauce, which also contains coffee and some sugar to balance the bitterness of the coffee.

If the sauce is too rich we suspect that switching to milk chocolate could actually make it feel a bit richer as milk chocolate is sweeter and has more fat than dark chocolate. You may prefer to reduce the sugar in the existing recipe slightly, maybe from 90g/7 tablespoons to 75g/5 tablespoons. Alternatively, you could try using half dark and half milk chocolate or try the chocoate sauce from the Chocoloate Pudding For Christmas Pudding Haters With Hot Chocolate Sauce as this has a mixture of the two chocolates and is slightly less sweet.

Bara Brith

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