Sometimes a recipe just clicks.
You feel chemistry… with a recipe.
Oh don’t look at me like that, I adore good looking men (Exhibit A: Sean Faris) as much as any hormone-crazed teenage girl, BUT, sometimes… on a rare occasion… I feel this super intense connection with food.
Am I the only foodie who feels this?
It is as if one bite is not enough, as if I want to spend the rest of my life with this. one. single. recipe.
Elton John can feel the love tonight. I can feel the love tonight.
The question is… can you?
Can you put aside all your commitments for that one recipe you feel a connection with?
Can you sweep a recipe off its feet? Or allow the recipe to sweep you off yours?
No? What if the recipe brings ice cream with it? Instead of candles, it tops itself with a nice big dollop of extra sweetness…
Then can you let go and simply embrace the recipe?
Oh delicious one. Will you do the honour of being my… of being *sniff*… my dessert?
In sickness or in health, I promise to eat you and only you.
Oh you accept? Oh I knew you would, I just knew it!
Now, let’s say you and I go explore this chemistry between us ay?
I’ll take that as a yes
Now for all of you who have witnessed this spiritual connection between man (girl) and his (her) dessert, I urge you to find your own love, the one recipe you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Be stuck on a deserted island with (pun intended!).
Battle through the impending apocalypse with.
Oh brownie pudding, with your swirls of Nutella and your gooey, underbaked centre, I thank the heavens I have found you. You are the only one for me, can’t you see?
Nutella Brownie Pudding
Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
- 220g butter, unsalted, room temperature + extra for buttering dishes
- 50 dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup Nutella + extra, for swirling
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C. Generously butter a 9×13 inch baking dish OR 8 ramekins
- Melt the butter, chocolate and Nutella, set aside to cool
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla essence on high speed until thick and pale
- On low speed, sift in the flour and cocoa powder and continue mixing
- Slowly pour in the chocolate mixture and stir through until just combined
- Pour the mixture into the dish or into the ramekins
- Swirl through a dollop of Nutella for good measure
- Put the dish or ramekins into a large baking tray. Add in boiling water until it reaches up halfway to the ramekins or the baking dish
- Gently lower it into the oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes to an hour in the dish, or 20-25 minutes in the ramekins. A skewer inserted should come out 3/4 clean with crumbs – it should be underbaked, remember – brownie-PUDDING
- Allow to cool (if you can) and then devour with vanilla ice cream!
Officially united with your love