The Three C’s of Winter Comfort : Coffee, Chocolate, Company

What better way to bid winter farewell and welcome summer than to have one last binge with winter comfort food  shared with family.

I have the perfect and easy recipe for just such an occasion. This recipe came to me from my sister whose children aptly named it  the Coffee Toffee Pudding. I share this recipe and trust that others will also enjoy it as much as we do.

Get the Ingredients together

Ingredients :

  •  250 ml cake flour
  • 15 ml baking powder
  • 175 ml sugar
  • 25 ml cocoa powder
  • 175 ml milk
  • 160 ml cooking oil
  • 5 ml vanilla essence

For the topping :

  • 250 ml brown sugar
  • 25 ml cocoa powder
  • 10 ml coffee powder
  • 350 ml boiling water


Sift all the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

Lightly beat the milk, oil and vanilla essence together and mix with the dry ingredients.

Pour the dough into an oven proof dish . The dish should  big enough to allow  space so that the sauce doesn’t bubble over in the oven.

Sift the brown sugar, cocoa powder, and coffee over the dough and pour boiling water over.

Ready for the Oven

Bake in an oven at 180C for 35 minutes.

Enjoy the three C’s Coffee Chocolate and Company

The sugar, coffee and cocoa forms a thick toffee like sauce during the baking process  which lead to the name Coffee Toffee Pudding.

I trust that you will enjoy the three C’s of winter comfort as much as we do !

Life is like a box of chocolates

Yes life really is like a box of chocolates, full of surprises. Some are sweet and soft centered and others are tangy and tart to the taste,  while still others are sticky and difficult to chew. Then there are the rocky ones, those that make you wonder if your teeth are strong enough to chew them .

Every day is a new chocolate for us to taste , eat and digest and even though some of them are more difficult to chew,  life still is sweet and we can find joy in every new day. At present I am experiencing a series of hard rocky chocolate days full of nuts which are difficult to chew.These are mainly due to having to care for two aged parents who are both  ill. I realize that this is just another phase of life and that this too will come to pass. In the meantime I try to eat one nutty chocolate day at a time remembering the following.

Lamentations 3 : 21 -22

It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not . They are new every morning: great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.