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Chocolate Peanut butter fudge.

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Liz. She’s my best friend. And flatmate. And the only person I know that has a sweeter tooth than me.

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Queue a present that she can really get on board with: Peanut butter and chocolate fudge squares. This is a really rather easy, no baking required recipe which I think makes a really good, simple home made gift. At least for Liz anyway. I’ve slightly adapted the recipe from one of Nigella’s. I found that when I made it the first time the fudge was too crumbly.

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So go ahead, try out this recipe, skip out the gift part and eat the whole tray yourself!

Ingredients:

Base:

7oz Smooth peanut butter

7oz Icing sugar

2oz Softened butter

50z Reese’s pieces

Top:

7oz Milk chocolate

3.5oz Plain chocolate

1 tbs Butter.

Directions:

1. Line and 8×8 inch square tin.

2. Place Peanut butter, softened butter and icing sugar in a mixer and blend until the mix is evenly combined. Then Stir in the Reese’s pieces.

3. Tip the mixture into the tin and smooth it out packing it quite tightly.

4. In a bain-marie melt both chocolates and the butter. Even spread over the peanut butter base and place in the fridge until set.

5. Remove from the fridge and cut into squares.

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Notes:

-The fudge will be easier to cut if you turn it upside down first.

– You don’t need a blender to make the base, it will work just as well with a bowl and a spoon. (Just a little more elbow grease is required!)

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Hot chocolate pear puddings

Yield: 4 Ramekins

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Whilst it isn’t the first flavour pairing (sorry, I couldn’t help it) that comes to mind, it is a sweet and subtle one that should probably be used more often.

These little desserts are sweet and warming, especially as the weather cools down. The softened pear and gooey chocolate will not disappoint you.

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Ingredients:

3oz Butter

3oz Caster sugar

2 eggs

1oz Cocoa

3oz Self-raising flour

¼tsp baking powder

4 small pears

Icing sugar for dusting

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/350F

2. Lightly butter four ramekins.

3. Cream together butter and sugar until blended. Beat in the eggs in slowly a little bit at a time. Then add the cocoa and beat again.

4.Quickly fold in flour and baking powder.

5. Divide mixture between the four ramekins.

6. Finally Cut base off each pear, making it stable. Press a pear into the middle of each ramekin and bake in the oven for 16 minutes.

 

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