Chocolate Malteser Biscuits

Chocolate Malteser Cookies

Mmmmm Maltesers, yummy!  Maltesers in biscuits or cookies … what a great idea!  Chef Amy of Best Biscuit Recipe has come up with this alternate and ingenious way of changing your ordinary chocolate biscuit or cookie into something even more amazingly delicious.

Check out the recipe for Chocolate Malteser Biscuits / Cookies here and be sure to leave a comment for Chef Amy.  Her website also provides a wealth of cooking info for other recipes that aren’t associated with chocolate.

 

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownies

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie

Check out this Chocolate and Peanut Butter Brownie recipe that really hits the spot!  Chocolate and Peanut Butter are a match made in heaven for the sweet vs salty flavors and this little recipe is one to impress.  Perfect for morning or afternoon tea, lunchbox treats or just to indulge yourself with something sweet, these are divine!  The original recipe is by the very creative Michelle Southan of Taste and photography by Ben Dearnley.  This recipe has been adapted from the original one by substituting with an alternate peanut butter and using organic dark chocolate along with dutch processed cocoa.

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 150g dark organic chocolate, coarsely chopped (or plain dark chocolate see original recipe)
  • 100g butter, chopped
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 75g (1/2 cup) plain flour
  • 2 tbs dutch processed cocoa powder (or standard cocoa powder see original recipe)
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g (3/4 cup) smooth peanut butter (or crunchy peanut butter see original recipe)
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C / 320F (Fan Forced). Brush a 16 x 26cm or 6″ x 10″(base measurement) slab pan with melted butter to grease.  Line base and 2 long sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing the sides to overhang.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a large heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water. Use a metal spoon to stir until the chocolate melts and mixture is smooth.
  3. Combine the sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl. Add chocolate mixture and eggs and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan. Spoon peanut butter over brownie mixture and use a round-bladed knife to create swirls.
  4. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until crumbs cling to a skewer inserted into the centre. Set aside to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve.  (Optional:  Serve with a scoop of Vanilla Ice-Cream)

 

Michelle Southan’s recipes are always delicious and all I can say is … Enjoy either a slight variation or a fabulous original!

 

Chocolate Crepes

Chocolate Crepes

This delicious and simple Chocolate Crepe recipe is a classic and can be whipped up very quickly.  A fast favorite with children and adults alike.   This popular Chocolate Crepe recipe is by Rebecca Franklin of  French Food Recipes.   Nice and easy for kids who love cooking.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Whisk all the ingredients vigorously until the crepe batter is completely smooth; allow it to rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before making into crepes.

Melt a little butter in a crepe pan or large skillet over low-medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons of batter to the pan and swirl until the bottom of the pan is covered with batter. Cook the crepe for 1 minute, or until the crepe is slightly moist on top and golden underneath. Loosen the edges of the crepe, slide the spatula under it, and then gently flip it upside down into the pan. Cook for 1 minute and transfer the cooked crepe to a plate to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Makes 12 servings.  Serve with strawberries (optional)

Bon Appetit!

Chocolate Coconut Slice

Chocolate Coconut Slice

Chocolate and Coconut make a perfect combination in this recipe for a Chocolate Coconut Slice.  Perfect for kid’s lunchbox treats, afternoon teas, or any time you feel like something sweet really!   This yummy recipe originally comes from the creative Kim Coverdale of Taste and the fabulous photography is by Chris L Jones.   This recipe is also easy enough for kids to try out their cooking skills in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 150g butter, melted, cooled
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut

Chocolate icing

  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 20g butter, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line with baking paper extending paper 2cm from edge of pan at long ends.
  2. Place butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir until well combined. Sift over flours and cocoa. Add 1/2 cup coconut. Stir to combine. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until firm to touch.
  3. Make Chocolate icing: Sift icing sugar and cocoa into a medium heatproof bowl. Add butter and boiling water. Stir until smooth.
  4. Spread hot slice with icing. Sprinkle with remaining coconut. Set aside to cool completely in pan. Cut into pieces. Serve.

 

Delicious!