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Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake September 13, 2015

Rich Dark Chocolate Cake

Rich, soft, moist and fudgy.

After taking the photo of this I thought, it could also be covered in a lovely ganach, or maybe not, maybe that would make it too rich and chocolatey. Hmmm is there such a thing? It would also be nice if you zapped a slice of it in the microwave then topped it with ice cream and raspberries…Oh yessssssssss!

 

Ingredients

 

2/3 cup milk

1 1/2 tsp vinegar

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup of oil, I used olive oil

1 tsp vanilla bean paste or you could use extract

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 cup plain flour

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips

 

Method

 

Preheat oven to 175C/gas 4.

Line an 9” round or square baking tin.

Whisk together the first 5 ingredients, and set aside for at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until well-mixed.

Pour wet into dry, stir just until evenly mixed, and transfer to the prepared tin.

Bake 25-30 minutes on the middle rack, or until cake is light and fluffy and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Tip: the chocolate chips can be stirred into the mixture or scattered on top.

 

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Coconut Macaroons January 17, 2015

Coconut Macaroons

If you like coconut you’ll love these! Toasted and crunchy on the outside, moist in the middle along with a chocolate bottom.

 

Ingredients

 

14oz dessicated coconut

7/8 cup/7oz condensed milk (not evaporated!)

1 tsp vanilla extract

the white from 2 large eggs

1/4 tsp salt

6-8oz chocolate

 

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 160C/gas 3. Set oven racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix together the shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and salt until stiff peaks form. Use a large rubber spatula to fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Using two spoons, form heaping tablespoons of the mixture into mounds on the prepared baking sheets, spacing about 1 inch apart. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden and the bottoms and edges are deeply golden.

If dipping the macaroons in chocolate, melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a saucepan of hot water. Dip the bottom of the macaroons in the chocolate then place them on baking parchment and place in the fridge until set.

Makes 22-24.

 

Gooey Chocolate Fudge Bites February 5, 2013

Goey Choc 2

This is rich and delicious, it’s moist and gooey with a generous amount of fudge icing.

Store in a cool place but not in the fridge so that the texture doesn’t spoil.

 

Ingredients

 

200g/7 oz butter, cut into pieces

200g/7 oz chocolate, roughly chopped

100ml 3 1/2 fl oz double cream

3 eggs

150g/5 1/2 oz dark brown sugar

1oog/3 1/2 oz self raising flour

 

Fudge Icing

200g/7 oz chocolate

3 Tbsp golden syrup

55g/2 oz butter, cut into pieces

70g/2 1/2 oz icing sugar, sifted

 

Pre heat the oven to 160C/gas 3. Line a 20 cm/8 ins square cake tin.

Put the butter, chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and place over a saucepan of simmering water, heat until melted. Leave to cool slightly.

Put the eggs and sugar in a bowl and beat well until the mixture begins to froth. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture. Sift in the flour and beat until incorperated.  This is going to be very liquid.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the fudge icing, 175g/6 oz of the chocolate in a saucepan with the syrup and butter. Heat gently, stirring frequently, until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Transfer the mixture into a bowl and beat in the icing sugar.

Cut the cake in half horizontally and spread half the fudge icing on the bottom piece. Place the other piece of cake on top and spread the remaining fudge over the top of the cake. Grate the remaining chocolate and scatter over the top of the cake.

Cut into small bite sized pieces as it’s very rich.

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Brownies August 9, 2012

These are delicious and only need a few ingredients.

 

Ingredients

 

1 1/3 cups of biscuits crumbs, digestive or rich tea are good

1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips

4 1/2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted

1 (14oz) can condensed milk

 

Method

 

Line a 9 ins square tin with parchment paper. Heat the oven to 175C/gas mark 4.

Blend the melted butter with the condensed milk.

Stir in the biscuit crumbs and the chocolate chips. Pour the dough into the prepared tin and spread it out evenly.

Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffy. Leave to cool completely then cut into about 16 bars.

 

Tip: Don’t turn all the biscuits into too fine a crumb, it’s nice to have some small pieces in there too.

If you find you don’t have any chocolate chips the day you decide to make these, just get a hammer, as I did, and whack a chocolate bar a few times 😉

 

 
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