So, desserts don’t usually make it in to my Frugal Friday posts. But drown me in amaretto if this one isn’t frugal.
Mr Chocolate’s parents were coming over for lunch and my thoughts had been else where. The lunch bit was sorted, but it would be nice if there was a little sweetie something to follow it up with. Now what do I have?
some cooking mistake freezer brownie
some old cream
some sad looking strawberries
oh and some chocolate (50%)
Now I hate tossing food out. I can generally give something a new lease of life well after it has looked it’s best. I like the challenge of it, and it let’s me be a little creative in the kitchen. I was a little nervous with this one though, as it wasn’t just the usual culprits eating it.
Hmmm, thinking cap on, and…
Chocolate Hazelnut Surprise
crumble up some freezer brownie
then whip up
300mls of cream that needed using
add a good shake
of some hazelnut meal through it (approx 50g)
1 tsp vanilla into the whipped cream
and then slowly drizzle some
melted dark chocolate (about 100g- I used 50%)
in as well (don’t over whip it)
layer it with your brownie (or an old chocolate/plain cake you may have hanging around)
add a few
chopped up sad looking strawberries on top and then
drizzle a little more chocolate on
So how did it taste?
Did the inlaws suspect anything less than a well planned dessert.
(This is not a recipe. Not really any way. Just use what you have and play. You will probably end up with a lovely tasty surprise.)