Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Doesn’t this gorgeous pie look AMAZING !!!

These images were shared in a cooking group I am in from a lady named Yasemin, I HAD to share this gorgeous recipe so that I can make it myself some day soon.

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Ingredients:

For the crust-

2 packets of plain biscuits (i used the “maria” ones from aldi ill post a photo of them below)
4 tblsp butter or margarine
1tblsp crunchy peanut butter

For the filling-

1 can of chocolate condensed milk
1 small pack of cadbury dairy milk chocolate
1 1/2 – 2 tblsp thickened cream
crushed peanuts to garnish

Method:
1) put the can of condensed milk to boil in water (DO NOT OPEN THE CAN), keep topping up the water as it evaporates it will need to boil for roughly 2hrs, to speed up the process you could put it in your pressure cooker for 30 minutes.

2) crush biscuits in a bowl and melt the butter in 30 second bursts in the microwave, then combine with the crushed biscuits and peanut butter. mix until you get a wet crumb consistency.

3) transfer crumb mixture to tart pan and press down with the bottom of a glass ensuring its evenly spread out; as well as up the sides. Put into frisge to cool while condensed milk is cooking.

4) when the condensed milk is done allow to cool and open can, at this point youll need to take a small fork and mix the thick fudge like product in the can very fast to remove any lumps and ensure its creamy.

5) pour into biscuit case and spread evenly with back of spoon. Return to fridge to cool for 15-20 minutes.

6) in a bowl put the chocolate and thickened cream then heat in microwave for 30 sec then mix until all the chocolate is melted. Pour over the top of the choc fudge mixture in the tart.

7) sprinkle with crushed peanuts and leave in fridge overnight. (Note: you can eat it right away but i find it to be EVEN BETTER after spending a night in the fridge)

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Molten Brownies

I love brownies – they’re like a complete food group for me 😛 I could happily munch on one with a cup of tea/coffee and call it lunch.

These ones look amazing and from Naamet on Facebook Enjoy =D

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Ingredients:

1 cup (150g) plain (all-purpose) flour

¾ cup (75g) cocoa

¾ cup (130g) brown sugar

1 1/3 cups (290g) caster (superfine) sugar

175g unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 eggs

125g dark chocolate, chopped

Rolo chocolate

Method:

1.Place the flour, cocoa, both the sugars, the butter, vanilla and eggs in a large bowl. Mix until smooth.
2.Add the chocolate and Rolo and stir to combine.
3.Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F).
4.Lightly grease and line a 20cm square tin with non-stick baking paper.
5.Spread the mixture into the tin.
6.Bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour or until the brownie is set.
7.Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before slicing into squares and serving warm, or allow to cool completely in the tin. Makes 16

 

Brownies made with EasiYo

Look at these delightful brownies made with EasiYo yoghurt! YUM!! This delicious recipe was shared by Melissa Windsor in a cooking group I am in on Facebook.

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Ingredients

150g Butter, chopped
300g nestle dark Choc melts
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
3/4 cup nestle dark Choc chunks
1/2 cup EasiYo Greek yoghurt
1/2 cup hazelnuts, roughly chopped

Method

Preheat oven to 160 degrees fan forced. Grease and line slice tray.
Melt butter and Choc melts, then set aside to cool slightly.
Stir in sugars, eggs and extract then flour, Choc chunks, yoghurt and nuts.
Spread mixture into pan.
Bake brownies for 40 minutes. Cover pan with foil then bake a further 20 minutes.
Cool in pan.

Chocolate Yoghurt Cake

I wanted to bake a cake using the EasiYo yoghurt and see if it works as well as a regular ‘shop bought’ yoghurt. And yes it does !!

This cake is deliciously moist, rich and perfect with coffee or on it’s own like i’m scoffing a piece right now 😉

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Ingredients

2 Cups self raising flour
1/2 Generous cups good quality Cocoa powder
1 Cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 Cup Strawberry Jam
3/4 Cup sweetened Greek Yoghurt
3 Eggs
200g Melted butter

For the topping

1 Bag oreos
2 Cups icing sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla sugar
40g Soft butter
2 Tablespoons milk

Method

Preheat oven to 170C and line a round cake tin.

Combine the flour, cocoa and brown sugar. Add the rest of the cake ingredients and beat until fluffy – About 5 minutes or 2 minutes in a stand mixer.

Bake for approximately 1 hour in the middle of the oven or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and leave to cool until completely cold.

Beat the icing sugar, vanilla sugar, butter and milk until smooth and of a spreadable consistency. Add more milk if mixture is too firm.

Spread onto the cold cake and decorate with halved Oreos and an Oreo crumb.

ENJOY !

Chocolate sheet cake

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When I saw this gorgeous recipe over on thekitchn.com website I KNEW I had to share. I love love love cake and an easy chocolate sheet cake made to share and take on picnics ticks all of the right boxes!

I have so many memories of different styles of sheet cakes with my kids. It’s a regular thing for me to whip up a quick cake and pack the children up and go to a park with the cake for snacking on. The kids can get all sugared up from the cake while mama relaxes with a thermos of coffee and watches them have fun. It’s lovely to get out and the memories of the day lasts for many years to come.

My 19 year old son still loves to talk about our picnic days when he was a little one and I’m sure it will be a tradition that he will pass along when he has his own children in the future.

Here are the ingredients for the cake, for the method, please see their blog by clicking HERE

How To Make Chocolate Sheet Cake

Makes 12

What You Need

Ingredients
For the cake:
Cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 cup water
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the frosting:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
1 cup powdered sugar (about 5 ounces)

For the method please see the blog over on thekitchen.com by clicking HERE

My FAVOURITE Banana Bread

I love Banana bread and this one is my all time favourite. So soft and rather cake like which completely appeals to my tastes. I hope you love it too.

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Smash up two big banana’s and add to a stand mixer or you can use your hand mixer…

Add a TBS pure vanilla extract and mix with a paddle for about 2 minutes.

Add to that 3 eggs, 120ml veggie oil, 180g natural yoghurt ( I used greek ), 150 g brown or raw sugar ( I used brown cos I am naughty ), 2.5 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground nutmeg and mix for another 2 minutes.

Add 400 grams self raising flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp bicarb soda, 1/2 tsp salt mix for another couple of minutes until well beaten and light.

Bake 180C in a lined loaf pan until skewer comes out clean.

Adapted recipe…

I used wholemeal flour with this one and added shredded coconut, chocolate chips, chopped dates and some honey. It was so delicious.

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