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Celebrate World Chocolate Day with a scrumptious choc-chic recipe from CHEFS!

Celebrate World Chocolate Day with a scrumptious choc-chic recipe from CHEFS!

World Chocolate Day is upon us! And while eating chocolate requires no excuse, a whole day of it certainly is a big treat! 7 July marks the date – why not celebrate by indulging in all your favourite chocolatey treats!

Chef Jenny Ward of CHEFS Cape Town offers her easy, mouth-watering recipe for a warm choc-chip cookie served with peanut-butter ice-cream. Have it after a meal or as a snack – whether you’re a dessert fiend or not, this sweet treat is a must-try!

 

Warm Choc-chip Cookie with Peanut-butter Ice-cream 

 

Warm Choc-chip Cookie

150g salted butter
1c brown sugar
½c white granulated sugar
3x eggs
2tsp baking powder
2c flour
1tsp cinnamon
½c almond flour
1c dark chocolate (chopped)
½c white chocolate (chopped)
1c pecan nuts (chopped)

Soften the butter slightly and add the sugars to it. Mix in the eggs one at a time. Add the flour, almond flour and cinnamon to the mixture and mix well. Mix the chopped chocolate and nuts into the mixture. Place 2 spoons of the mixture in a small oven-proof bowl. Bake at 180°C for 12-15min until it is light golden and soft to the touch. Serve immediately and top with peanut-butter ice-cream.

Peanut-butter Ice-cream 

500ml milk
200ml cream
8x egg yolks
125g castor sugar
2tbsp peanut butter
Heat the milk and cream together slowly. Mix the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl.
Pour the warm milk mixture over the eggs. Cook the mixture on a very low heat to form a thin custard. Add the peanut butter while the mixture is still warm. Blend the mixture in an ice-cream machine. Serve on the warm choc-chip cookie.

To try Chef Jenny’s sumptuous desserts visit CHEFS at 81 St John’s Street in Gardens, Cape Town from Monday to Friday. The kitchen opens for lunch from 12h00-15h00 and for dinner from 17h30-20h30. For the full menu, visit www.chefscapetown.co.za.

 

Follow CHEFS on Instagram (@chefscapetown) and Facebook (@ChefsCapeTown), and engage using #chefscapetown

 

 

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