We never made self-saucing pudding growing up. I have only been introduced to it's simplicity and deliciousness in the past couple of years. It's one of those things that makes you feel comfortable, safe, overweight. It is completely effortless - other than the part where you have to roll out of your seat to get a second helping before the cake sucks up all it's molten gooeyness. It is perfect. It is a memory maker.
*This version is Vegan - replace with animal products if you wish.
In the dish (with lid) that you are planning to bake it in, mix up one cup of self rising flour, 1/4 of a teaspoon salt, 1/2 a cup of sugar, two tablespoons cocoa, 1/2 a cup of soy milk, and 2 tablespoons melted margarine. It will look like a cake batter - I threw in a few squares of dark chocolate to make it taste even more amazing. On top of your batter sprinkle 1/2 a cup of brown sugar that has been tossed together with 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Pour over the back of a spoon (to avoid creating a hole in the batter) 1 and 3/4 cups of boiling water. Do not mix!
Pop your lid on and cook for 30 to 40 minutes in a 180c oven. The top will look like cake but all planet like and bumpy. Scoop out and eat when hot. Soy ice cream with this was beyond amazing.