Old school puddings. Chocolate concrete and pink custard

The nostalgia started last week when I was sat outside of Josephs classroom which is right next to the cafeteria, we was waiting at a parents evening when I smelt it... there I was minding my own business and bamm! I was taken back to 1990, sat in the dinner hall with my Michael Jackson hair and my oversized school cardigan sat opposite my best friend eating his own snot.

I was eating Chocolate concrete and pink custard for school pudding!!

I asked the hubby if he'd had the same flash back...

"what's chocolate concrete?"


I knew then I HAD to make him some, he had to try it, how could he have already gone through nearly 31 years of his life without trying it!?

So this weekend I started on my blog series "old school puddings" and the one to kick it off has to be chocolate concrete and pink custard!

Here goes.

All you need to make this is 5 Ingredients.

160g butter
175g sugar
225g self raising flour
1 egg
25g Co-co powder

First pre heat your oven to gas mark 3 or 170c then melt the butter down and then add the sugar and mix together really well.

Then add flour and coco and mix well until a stiff consistency, then add the egg.

Next mix all together and roll into a ball.

Grease proof a dish and spread mixture into the dish, spreading it out to the sides with a spoon.

Place it in the middle of the oven and bake for 45 minutes.

Take it out and sprinkle it with sugar and leave to cool. 

 Once cool cut into portions ( I like mine BIG!)

To make the custard pink I just added a drop of pink colouring to my custard and a dash of strawberry essence.

That's it! So easy and the Joseph loved helping me. It was a hit with the Hubby, just a shame its 25 years too late!!

What was your favourite school pudding?

Thanks for reading

K x
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  1. Oh wow! What a blast from the past! I had forgotten all about this. I used to love it.
    I remember some cornflake type of tart with custard from when I was at school which I loved x

    1. I have that coming out of the oven as we speak!! hehe my fave!!

  2. It looks like something delicious to try to make at own home. Thanks for sharing the recipe and tutorial for it and I will for sure, try to make it at my home.
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  3. It was very tasty, i'm pretty annoyed my parent never let me stay school dinners now! #TriumphantTales

  4. I'm with Rich on this I'm afraid - I had never heard of this but I'm kinda hoping I get an invite to dinner next time you make it!! :) We had chocolate cornflake cake that was made so differently to the one we had at home - so much stickier and at Christmas they made it in the shape of a miniature Christmas pud and put icing on the top. I'd love to know what the recipe was! Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales - hope to see you again on Tuesday!

  5. This was absolutely my favourite pudding at school! We called it chocolate crunch.

  6. I have never heard of such a thing, but you have me a bit mouth watering this am as I read. After watching faithfully the British Bake Off, I'm a bit more accustomed to some very different kinds of pastries. Hey, if it has chocolate, how wrong can it be! Mmmmm! #mondaystumblelinky xo

  7. Luuuuush! That is all. ����


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