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Chocolate Craving Favourite Fixes

Chocolate cravingsWhat are your favourite chocolate craving fixes?

  • Hot choc milk on the stove mmmmm
  • Make a ganache and then whip up some pancakes and drizzle over. Yum. Add banana or strawberries even better:)
  • Make a simple chocolate ganache and eat it over ice-cream… Fruit… Cake or by the spoonful 🙂
  • Melt and dip strawberries, blueberries or cherries!
  • Chocolate bark ……. so many things you can do with this and so very yummy
  • Just eat it! Yum im craving chocolate!!!!
  • Have any strawberries, bananas, apricots or anything? melt the chocolate, dip fruit and let set for a few minutes in the fridge? can also put coconut on the chocolate before it sets 🙂 yum!
  • Microwave self saucing pud just made some myself 1tbs butter 3tbs cocoa 1 egg 1.5cup sr flour 1/4 cup caster sugar milk to make wet batter put chunks of your choc in sprinkle top with sugar and cocoa top with 1cm water do it all in microwave safe dish cook on med for 8_10 mins yummo
  • Pastry, top with chocolate, roll, bake, enjoy…mmmm
  • Chocolate fondant puddings!!! Hubby makes them, ABSOLUTELY to die for!!! Gooey and amazing! 200g dark chocolate, 200g un salted butter, 2 whole eggs + 2 extra egg yolks, 240g caster sugar, 200g plain flour. Melt chocolate & butter. Whisk eggs (all of then) til light & fluffy. Whisk in sugar. Fold in chocolate & flour. Put in small rammekins (cup cake trays also work). Cook at 200 degrees for 13 minutes (it’s important to time them really well or they won’t be gooey). Serve with icecream 🙂 we used raspberry icecream and Oh my goodness I died & went to heaven! Seriously AMAZING. P.S. that recipe was given to my husband by a chef in Italy 🙂
  • Hedgehog slice: can condensed milk, bout 90g butter and melt in saucepan, add bout 185g dark choc, then add roasted hazelnuts, sultanas and a pack of crushed milk arrowroot biscuits! And fridge to set! I made this today and it was delicious.
  • 5 Minute Choccie Cake 🙂 Thought you would appreciate this recipe…. I LOVE it!! It’s great for little children to make (just the right size – and doesn’t take long) and also helps them with their counting…. But then, it’s also dangerous for us adults…. because we’re only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!!!!!! 4 tablespoons flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)or chic chunks, 1 egg, Small splash of vanilla essence. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla and mix again. Put mix into an extra large coffee cup, or small bowl. Put in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed! Allow to cool a little and tip onto a plate if desired!
  • Good old Rocky Road. Melt chocolate in 30sec intervals in microwave. When melted mix in your choice of goodies, I use pistachios, chopped up Natural Confectionary snakes, coconut, marshmellows and a chopped up Turkish Delight. Put into a shallow dish the into fridge to set. (If you can wait that long)
  • Nigella lawsons choc sauce – http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/chocolate-peanut-butter-fudge-sundae-23
  • Dibble choc fudge brownies: 250g butter, 1 1/2 cups of castor sugar, 1 1/4 cups of plain flour, 1/8 tsp baking powder, 3/4 cup good dark cocoa, 4 eggs, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional). Pre heat oven to 180. Place butter and sugar into a bowl cover and place in microwave for 3 mins stir.. Sugar should not be completely melted. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa. Into mixing bowl. Make well in the centre add eggs and vanilla, pour the butter mixture in and gently mix until well combined. Spoon into muffin trays bake for 20-22 mins. These are amazing with vanilla ice-cream.

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