As a small child the only chocolate pudding I had was at school, it was vile. A stodgy, overcooked leaden mess, with the most appalling watery brown water masquerading as custard poured over the top. I had not eaten chocolate pudding since then until a couple of years ago when I set out to make the perfect pud. After many hours and trials we finally arrived at this pudding. It is the best, ( well I would say that, I know) but its very light, chocolaty and smothered with the an intense creamy, fudgey sauce. It's the sort of pudding that once you have had one spoonful you can't wait for the next one, and the next one etc etc. It keeps well in a fridge or freezer and will not spoil, so it can be made well in advance. Perfect for a cold January day, oh, just one word of caution, if you eat too much, I'm afraid you will end up spending the afternoon snoozing on the sofa. You have been warned!