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recipe#10 chocolate bread and butter pudding

4 Sep

need:

10 slices of one day old white sliced bread

200g of dark chocolate-over 75% cocoa

80g butter

450 ml whipping cream

130g caster sugar

3 medium eggs

pinch of cinnamon

Chocolate Bread and Butter Pudding

make:

remove crusts from bread

cut into four triangles

gently heat chocolate, cream, sugar, butter and cinnamon until dissolved

stir all ingredients together

in another bowl, whisk eggs, then pour eggs over chocolate mix

pour half the chocolate and egg mix into greased ovenproof bowl

place half the bread triangles side by side over chocolate

pour almost all other half of chocolate on top of bread

add more bread again and finish off with more chocolate

press mix with fork to make sure all bread is coated and soggy

cover and leave to cool in fridge for up to 48 hours

when ready to cook, remove cover, preheat oven to 190 celsius

cook in middle shelf for about 30 mins

stand for ten mins to cool

dollop of whipped cream and a big cup of tea

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recipe #8 white chocolate & raspberry cheesecake

14 Jul

need:

200g crushed digestive biccies or ginger nuts

55g  melted butter

420g philadelphia cream cheese

55g caster sugar

1/2 lemon with zest and juice

350g chopped white chocolate

300ml whipped cream

250-300g raspberries

 

 

make:

crush biccies

stir in melted butter and press mixture into a greased cake tin

chill in fridge for 15 mins

whisk cheese, sugar, lemon zest and juice together

melt chocolate  and add to beated ingredients and fold in the cream

put some raspberries onto the base and pour half of the filling on top

repeat until filling is all used up and smooth the surface of the cake with a spoon

leave to chill overnight if possible

serve with fresh cream and raspberries and decorate with some lemon zest and a sprig of mint


 

recipe #5 chewy no bake granola bars

8 Jun

need:

2 cups rice crispies
1 1/2 cups porridge
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup coconut, shredded
1/2 cup blueberries chopped
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup organic honey
teaspoon vanilla essence

 

make:

mix together cereal, porridge, nuts, seeds, coconut and blueberries
heat the peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a small sauce pan
pour the  warm mixture over the cereal mixture and  mix well
pour mixture into a 9×13 container
press the mixture down firmly with moist finger tips
sprinkle the chocolate chips and press firmly
cover with cling film
leave to cool
cut into 24 little bars

recipe #3 birthday brownies for siobhan and laura

28 May

need:

300 g caster sugar

130g plain flour

200g dark chocolate

handful of chopped pecans

handful of chocolate chips

2 spoons of nutella

3 eggs-medium

175g butter

 

make:

preheat oven to 170 celcius

melt together the chocolate and butter and smooth the mixture nicely

add the sugar, then flour, then eggs and mix until smooth

pour mixture onto the baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

oven for about 30 minutes, but don’t let the edges get too crispy

you are looking for a flaky edge and a gooey inside

sprinkle with some icing sugar and a few chopped pecans and serve with a little cream

 

recipe #2 homemade iced-tea

26 May

need:

2 lemons

sugar to taste

3/4 teabags-strong black tea

make:                                                  

fill a large pitcher/teapot with boiling water and teabags.add a little sugar and  leave to cool. when cooled, remove the teabags and add lemons. add more sugar to taste.  serve with a slice of fresh lemon. voila. perfect. summer. drink.