I really needed this bread and butter pudding, chocolate walnut biscotti and a thick, rich cup of hot chocolate. The sudden change of weather caused a cold so I was mostly snuggling on the couch and watching television.
The bread and butter pudding was soft, moist and very chocolate-y. Perfect with a little dust of cocoa and a spoonful of ice-cream of double cream.
I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and cherish the things that mean the most... family.
Chocolate walnut biscotti
Makes 12 biscotti
2 1/4 cup plain flour
1 1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 cup walnuts, coarlsy chopped
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Mix the flour, caster sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and walnuts in a large bowl.
Whisk eggs, egg yolks and vanilla in a separate bowl.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until it forms a even dough.
Knead the dough slightly and flatten to form a 25cm long rectangle.
Bake for 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes or until cold enough to handle.
Cup into 1 inch slices and place on a baking tray, bake for 25 minutes of until crispy.
4 cups whole milk
1/2 cocoa powder, sifted
50g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and simmer, stirring until slightly thickened, serve warm.