Molten Chocolate Cake Style Steamed Bread in the Microwave
Because you're not using fire you can make these safely and easily with kids Unfortunately the chocolate won't stay soft and melty unless you eat it whilst it's still hot, but even when it's cool the fluffy chocolate bread and hard chocolate makes an interesting combination. How about making these as a present for Father's Day?
Crack an egg into the bowl and beat it with a whisk. Once beaten, add the milk and mix, and the sugar and mix. Add the oil and mix again, then when everything is combined, stop.
Combine the cake flour, cocoa and baking powder and sift it into the mixture. Gently fold it in with a plastic spatula until the mixture is no longer powdery.
Line some clingfilm alongside the microwaveable molds (you don't need to do this if your mold is made of silicon) and fill each mold up to 1/3 of the way up with mixture. Lightly wrap with cling film and heat in the microwave for 20 seconds.
Place some chocolate on top of the warmed mixture. The fill the rest of the mold 80% full with the mixture to hide the chocolate and wrap gently once more. Cook the steamed bread (2 at a time) for 1 minute. They should rise a little so that's why there is a little room left at the top.
Remove from the mold and try eating whilst still hot.
If you're giving them as presents try wrapping them like this. Even if you use any old plastic bag, by letting kids decorate with stickers it will become something special.
Giving them to Dad!
Story Behind this Recipe
I came up with a recipe that I could make easily with my kids and could give away as a Father's Day present. Their father said that it was rich and tasty and he was surprised to find chocolate in what he thought to be just normal steamed bread. He ate it cool but seems to really want to try it warm as well.
Once I added the egg, I tried putting the bowl on the scales and measuring it after you've added each ingredient. This bread tends to rise more than expected so when pouring in the mixture, if you're wondering whether it's enough it's probably about right. This recipe yields 4 breads in total but make sure to cook 2 at a time to minimize any uneven cooking. This recipe contains 605 kcal in total = 151 kcal per bread.