Required: Quarter of a pound of plain chocolate. Quarter of a pouna of castor sugar. Three ounces of butter. Six ounces of fresh crumbs. Two eggs. Vanilla. Quarter of a pint of milk.

Well grease a pudding-basin or mould, grate the chocolate, and mix it with the milk; boil them together, stirring all the time until the chocolate has dissolved. Beat the butter and sugar together until they are like cream, stir in the yolks of the eggs and the breadcrumbs, then add the milk and chocolate, and lastly a few drops of vanilla. Beat the whites of the eggs to a very stiff froth, and stir them very lightly into the other ingredients.

Pour the mixture into the mould, twist a piece of greased paper over the top, and steam it for one hour.

Turn it carefully on to a hot dish, sprinkle it with castor sugar, and hand custard or other sweet sauce with it.