Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Baking I Nutella Brownie Bites. With just four ingredients

When you love Nutella like the way I do, you have to figure out ways how not to eat a whole jar up in one sitting.

Which is really pretty hard to do if you are sitting at home with the jar staring at you, following you everywhere you go.

So you make up recipes as you go. You make a Nutella Cake or Matt Preston's two-ingredient Flourless Nutella Cake  both of which make the most delicious cakes.

But then there comes a day when you want something bite-sized, something easy and low effort, yet so delicious that the Nutella jar reminds you of endless possibilities.

This is one such recipe.

Simple, quick and so splendid that you'll wish you'd known this before. All you need to do is melt some chocolate stir in the Nutella and the eggs and then add a scant cup of flour, pour into muffin trays and let it bake for a bit. Nothing else is required. Nothing else matters.

And then if you can find some friends to share these brownie bites with, like I did later in the night, you know that in the battle of the Nutella jar Vs You, you've won.

Four Ingredient Nutella Brownie Bites
Serves 12

100 grams dark chocolate (Use Bournville if you can't find good quality chocolate)
1 jar Nutella (You should get abou 240 grams)
2 eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour
a pinch of salt

1. In a nice microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and keep aside.
2. Measure out the Nutella into the same bowl. Stir well.
3. Add eggs, one at a time. At this point it looks very gloopy, but carry on.
4. Sift in the flour and the salt. Stir until well combines.
5. Pour into a prepared muffin tin. Bake at 190 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Home Delivery Review I Happy Hakka

I don't know about you, but when I'm absolutely knackered I can't be bothered with cooking. Especially if it's just the husband and I, then either it's a Khichadi night, or a quick order in.

So here's another place which delivers some delicious food - Happy Hakka - inspired by Ramen bars and Dim sum joints - this Pan Asian home delivery joint has a little bit to please everybody.

When I ordered from Happy Hakka, the good people of HH decided to send me some more too. So as I unpacked, boxes after boxes unloaded onto my dining table.

I loved the packaging. Spill proof yet easy to oven and microwave-friendly. These checked all the boxes for me.

We'd ordered the Spinach and Corn dumpling and the Cheese and peppers pizza dumpling. Both were fantastic. I loved the how transparent the spinach dumpling was. It made you feel you were actually eating vegetables and not a pound of flour. The Cheese and peppers pizza dumpling were my most favourite part of this meal. Crispy and flaky, the cheese just oozed out, making it a great fusion dish. HH guys sent me some Crunchy Munchy Rolls which were also pretty good. They had a strong lemon grass flavour, which I loved.

The glass noodle salad, was a bit flat. It needed something more. I felt that the dressing was far too little and too spicy and it lacked texture. I think some peanuts or spring onions would have done justice to this salad.

The Korean chicken fried rice was very nice as well. The accompaniments it came with complemented it well. We ate this with some Kung Pao Chicken, which was certainly not like any Kung Pao I'd tasted before. I felt that the sauce was too heavy and it needed a bit of sweetness to balance the flavours out.

Up next was the Khao Suey. I loved loved loved the Khao Suey. I liked the fact it was all packed separately which meant that the noodles did not swell up by the time they reached home. The balance of spices was perfect in this dish. If I had one complaint, it would be that I felt they should have sent in some more of the accompaniments - you know the fried onions, peanuts all that.

The panfried noodles in peking sauce was nice, although I felt that the noodles needed to have been fried some more. Even then it was really yummy, We'd also ordered the Stir Fried Asian Greens and didn't realise it came with it's own rice, which was an added bonus.

I love that Happy Hakka is so generous with its portions. A little bit of tweaking, and I can see myself ordering in pretty often.