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If you’re single: fear not. Even though you might not have a man in your life, there’s still plenty of room for delicious food. Invite your bestie over and pig out on something delicious. There’s so much to choose from.
Chocolate brownies are one of the most decadent and delicious foods on the planet. And thanks to a bunch of enterprising vegans, they can now be among the healthiest. It turns out that you don’t have to make brownies with the usual combination of sugar, white flour and egg. Instead, you can use black beans (yes, you read that right), wholemeal oats and maple syrup and create the same effect. Beans, it turns out, are the new flour, and they’re a lot healthier too. In fact, beans have been shown to reduce blood sugar spikes following a meal, helping to protect your pancreas. It’s all good news for those of us who like a bit of custard with our dessert.
Chocolate fondue is the ultimate sharing event. Fondue is basically just “sauce,” meaning you can dip whatever you want. Most people go with cubed sponge, berries, banana or biscotti. Making fondue is super simple. All you’ll need is a cup of double cream, two tablespoons of sugar, 8 ounces of dark chocolate, a tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of Cabernet Sauvignon. Mix all the ingredients together, except the wine, in a non-metallic bowl and put it in the microwave for two minutes. Then remove, add the wine and put in a pot over your fondue flame to gently heat. You should end up with a thick, decadent chocolate mixture that tastes simply divine.
Sorry health nuts, there’s no healthy alternative for this one.
These days, you can get all sorts of hampers with different types of food. Perhaps the best, though, are cheese hampers. Nothing compares to pairing speciality cheeses, like Lincolnshire Poacher, with a speciality chutney from local farms. Cheese boards are great if you’re having a wine evening or just want to throw something simple together for your guests.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Cookie dough has always been a treat for those of us with a sweet tooth. But whenever you’ve eaten cookie dough in the past, it felt a little bit like you were playing with fire, thanks to all that raw egg.
The good news, however, is that you don’t have to make cookie dough with egg at all if you don’t want to. All you need is a cup of plain flour, half a cup of brown sugar, a quarter cup of granulated sugar, four tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of fresh yoghurt, half a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a quarter teaspoon of bicarb and the all-important one-third of a cup of chocolate chips.
Then make up the cake mix as you normally would, if you were making a cake. After mixing the sugar, butter, yoghurt and vanilla together in an electric mixer, add it to the flour mixture and fold it in with a spatula or your hands. At the end, add the chocolate chips. Your cookie dough creation should last up to five days left covered in the fridge.
Cinnamon Churros With Mexican Dipping Sauce
A churro is a sort of baked treat, quite similar to a doughnut in terms of ingredients, if not in shape. Making churros is difficult, so you’re probably best buying them already baked in store. They pair really well with Mexican dipping chocolate which you can make really easily by melting some chocolate and then adding a cup of double cream.
Brioche Grilled Toastie
A brioche is a type of soft, sweet French bun popular over in Europe. Usually, it’s eaten with afternoon tea or sweet snacks, but a few people have realised that it also goes well with cheese. Really well. Cheese sandwiches are okay, but they can definitely be taken up a notch by turning them into a cheese toastie on the grill. But going to the cheese toastie stage is by no means the last stage in the epic struggle for cheese toastie perfection. Swapping out your regular sliced bread and replacing it with brioche takes the flavour to a whole new level. Add a sweet chutney dipping sauce for even bigger appeal.
Frying Pan S’mores
What’s the world’s quickest dessert? It could be frying pan s’mores. All you need for this recipe is marshmallows, crushed biscuits and chocolate chips. Bung it all in the frying pan on a low heat until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are slightly burned.
So what do you think of these pig out ideas? Are any of these your pig out options or do you have your own? As alway I love to hear your thoughts.
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