For this weeks recipe, I thought I would share the most indulgent recipe I know- Chocolate Motlton lava pudding! Most of the recipes I have have posted have been healthy, I thought it was only fair to treat you to to a treat.
The chocolate molten lava pudding serves 2 and takes 30 minutes to prepare and bake. It’s an ideal dessert to share with someone else ( or enjoy both yourself).
As always, this recipe is purse friendly.The only two ingredient I had tobuy was the cooking chocolate and the vanilla essence. The rest of the ingredient’s, are items that most people will have in their cupboards.
I found the recipe on Spoon university. This is a great website made with young people in mind. The recipes are simple so perfect if like me, you are looking to build your confidence in the kitchen.
. 1 egg
. 80 grams of chocolate
.2 teaspoon of sugar
. 2 tablespoons of flour
. 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
.1 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter ( little more for greasing the pots)
grease the pots with a little bit of butter
preheat the oven to 170 degrees
melt the butter in a pan, start to add the chocolate in. Keep in on a low heat
whisk the egg, sugar and vanilla essence together. Add into chocolate mixture
add the flour in. Rather than mix it, you need to fold it in. The mixture should thick and looks tempting to eat
pour the mixture into the little pots and place in the oven for 8- 10 minutes.
take out of the oven and let them stand for 10 minutes
place on a plate and turn it upside down for 5 minutes. Then take the puddings out and VOILA – the puddings are ready to enjoy.
Watch the my video below to follow the simple steps to make the chocolate molten lava dessert.
Cost and servings
I only had to buy the chocolate and vanilla essence as i had everything else in the house. This meant it only cost me £1.44 and the ingredients made 2 molten lava puddings.
let me know what you think of this recipe by leaving a comment!
I have discovered when learning to cook, that it’s healthier and cheaper to make your own curry rather than to order one. It’s bit unhealthy but you can see for yourself what is being put into the curry.
I came across Mayflower powder in B&M. This is the powder you use to use as the sauce for your Chinese curry. It’s £1.00 per pack, A LOT cheaper than a takeaway!
This dish is perfect for a Friday night treat. I have added chicken and onions to mine but check out Pinterest for loads more ideas on what you can add. This could be beef, prawns or make it a vegetable curry. Ingredients
. Mayflower ( one packet)
. A pint of water
. Break up the curry powder so there are no big lumps of power.
.Add a pint of cold water into a pan and heat for a coupe of minutes.
.start to add in the power. Don’t put it all in at once, every so often add in a little more.
Once all the powder has been added, keep storing the sauce. You may need to add more water if the mixture is to runny.
The next step would be to simply add in your chosen ingredient. For me, I fried the chicken before hand and cut up an onion then added that in when the squad was ready.
Cost and servings
One packet of mayflower costs £1 and serves 6 people so it’s just under 17p per portion. I got 5 chicken breeats , prawn crackers an onion for £7.00.
Even by adding that on, this is still a cheaper alternative to ordering a takeaway curry.
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After Christmas and new year, i think it’s safe to say that most people feel its time for a detox. My first recipe, healthy Carbonara, is perfect for anyone looking to eat healthier. Only 279 calories, you can have a tasty meal without feeling too guilty. This dish only takes 12 minutes to prepare and includes just a few simple ingredients!
I came across the recipe from The Hairy Dieters recipe book, which is great for low calorie but great tasting meals. It was one of the first recipes I tried as i started out in my adventure in the kitchen.
. 75g of dried pasta- spagetti, tagliatelle, ligunine ( my favorite ) any can be used
.2 rashers of lean smoked back bacon
.200g of small chestnut mushrooms
. 10 cherry tomatoes
. 4 tbsp half fat creme fraiche
. parmasan cheese
. black pepper
Fill a pan half way with water and once boiled, add the pasta. Leave for around 12 minutes. Keep stiring every so often.
While patsa is cooking, cut the bacon into strips, taking off any fat around the sides.
Add mushroom and bacon into pan. Spray pan with oil so it doesn’t stick. let it fry for a couple of minutes until brown
chop tomatoes in half, add into pan and fry for 1 minute.
Drain the pasta then add to pan
lastly, add in the crème fresh, parmesan and black pepper to the pan. Give it a good stir.
serve and enjoy
cost and servings
Even though I made a portion made for two, there is definetly enough for another 5 serving. That would work out roughly around £1.15 per serving as in total it came to £8.02.