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mocha cupsMocha Cups

This dreamy dessert is ready in under 10 minutes. It's an all-time favourite!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 2 mins
Serves: 4
Approx cost per serving: £1.90

Ingredients
* 200g milk/dark chocolate with coffee, broken into chunks
* 300ml pot double cream
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 tbsp crème fraiche

Method
Step 1: Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 mins, stirring halfway through, or over a pan of gently simmering water. Leave to cool a little.

Step 2: Using an electric whisk, whip the double cream with the vanilla in a bowl until lightly whipped. Fold in the cooled, melted chocolate until fully combined.

Step 3: Split the mixture between four small bowls or ramekins and serve topped with a dollop of crème fraiche. If you aren’t serving straight away, chill in the fridge and then add the crème fraiche just before bringing to the table.

Kcal

Fat

Saturates

Carbs

Sugars

Fibre

Protein

Salt

676

60g

37g

28g

28g

1g

5g

0.2g

 

 

sticky toffee puddingSticky Toffee Pudding

Try a fruity version of the classic sticky toffee pudding for a rich after–dinner treat. Serve with cream, custard or vanilla ice cream!

Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 40 mins
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients
* 85g butter, melted
* 140g self-raising flour
* 100g golden caster sugar
* 1 tbsp baking powder
* 200ml milk
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 2 Bramley apples (or other cooking apple), peeled, cored and sliced

For the topping:
* 140g dark brown sugar
* 50g pecan, roughly chopped

Method
Step 1: Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Grease a 2-litre/3½-pint ovenproof dish lightly with butter. Tip the flour, sugar and baking powder, along with a pinch of salt, into a large bowl. Mix together the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract and stir into the dry ingredients until you get a smooth batter. Arrange the apples in the dish, spoon the butter on top and smooth with a knife until the apples are covered.

Step 2: For the topping, pour 250ml boiling water over the sugar and stir together until smooth. Pour the liquid over the pudding mixture, then scatter over the pecans. Bake for about 40 mins until the pudding has risen and is golden. Use a big spoon to serve the pudding, making sure you get some of the gooey caramel sauce covering the bottom of the dish. Serve with pouring cream, warm custard or vanilla ice cream.

Goes well with: Salted Caramel Sauce/Syrup or Chocolate Sauce

Kcal

Fat

Saturates

Carbs

Sugars

Fibre

Protein

Salt

452

20g

9g

68g

49g

2g

6g

1.2g

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