Does it count as a recipe when it's a pig-out dessert made of all the leftovers rattling around the cupboard? I had all these bags of nuts, with just a few of each one in the bottom, half a bag of chocolate chips, one half used pot of soya cream, some leftover pastry. It wasn't looking good. But then out of all that, like a chocolatey phoenix from the ashes, arose this beauty!
It's firmer than a chocolate mousse pie, and nutty to the max!
OK. So I had a few macadamias, a handful of pecans and some walnuts. But use whatever leftovers you've got! Altogether, that added up to:
1 cup of mixed nuts (chopped)
just under a cup of chocolate chips
the leftovers of my peanut butter jar-1 tbsp
1/2 cup soya cream
1/4 cup agave syrup
pinch of salt
1/2 tbsp arrowroot
Ps. It's my birthday in 9 days. I got an early birthday present of the most adorable measuring cups, included them in this for you to see! I realise this is a stupid recipe, and it only makes one small pie, but what else is a girl to do?
Here's one of them! this is the full cup size. How cute? So put the chocolate in a pan, plus the agave and peanut butter.
Put over a low heat until it all melts together, then add the cream.
(1/2 cup size!)
Stir in the cream then add all the nuts and arrowroot. Keep stirring over the heat until it thickens up, enough so that if you drag the spoon through it, you see the bottom of the pan for a moment.
Roll out your pastry (you could also make a crushed cookie crust for this instead if you didn't have pastry leftovers but did have a pack of cookies), line your baking dish, and pour in the mix.
Bake it at Gas mark 3/325F/170C for about 30-35 minutes, until it's puffed up a tiny bit.
Leave it to cool, it's like molten lava inside.
Serve with leftover cream, or whatever else needs using up. Ketchup?
Any good leftovers ideas from you guys?