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Comfort Food: Warming Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

A real Jess’s Messes winter warmer here, great to serve with a nice dollop of ice cream for contrast of temperatures, but at winter I don’t think you can beat a steaming hot Sticky Toffee Pudding with some delicious creamy custard… My mouth is watering as I type.

What do you need?stickytoffeepudding Jess's MESSES

150g Dates (destoned)
200ml Earl Grey Tea
Big pinch bicarbonate of soda
150g Self Raising Flour
Pinch Ginger
85g Butter
120g Brown Sugar
1 Egg
25ml Dark Treacle/Honey
Splash Rum

What do you do?

1. Soak dates in tea and soda for 30 minutes
2. Rub flour, ginger, sugar and butter together
3. Add egg, dates, tea, treacle/honey and rum to the butter mix.
4. Cook in a tray at 160˚c / gas mark 4 for 25 minutes.
5. Take out the oven and check it is cooked through, but still moist in the middle.
6. Leave to cool.
7. Turn out the tray and cut into squares.
8. Serve with Jess’s Messes butterscotch sauce (recipe coming soon) and custard or ice cream.

Delicious!

 

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Easy Chocolate Chip Brownie Recipe

IMG_5252What is more indulgent than a Chocolate Brownie? Here’s a really easy Jess’s Messes recipe to make the most delicious gooey, sticky chocolate brownies!

What do you need?

200g Plain Chocolate
185g Unsalted Butter
3 Eggs
250g Golden Caster Sugar
85g Plain Flour
30g Cocoa Powder
50g Milk/White Chocolate

What do you do?

1. Place a glass bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and melt the plain chocolate and butter slowly (make sure the bowl is not touching the water). Remove from heat.
2. Beat together eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Add the chocolate and butter mixture slowly and fold in gently.
3. Sift flour and cocoa powder into mixture and fold gently.
4. Cut chunks of milk/white chocolate and add to mixture.
5. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.
6. Pour in mixture and smooth over.
7. Place in oven at Gas Mark 6 (200˚c) for 20-30 minutes.
8. Make sure when you put the skewer in it comes out slightly sticky still, this will make sure when it cools the brownie is chewy and sticky. Leave to cool in the tin for around 15 minutes so the centre can solidify a little.
9. Tip out of tin onto cooling rack.
10. When cool cut into squares and EAT!

These brownies will be available to buy from the Jess’s Messes website from March 2015. Look out for new items for sale very soon.