Am I the only childish one who finds popping candy a wonderful fun nostalgia?
The little tingles on the tip of your tongue, the deep crackles & fizzes at the back of your throat. Everyone innocently opening their mouths in (lets face it) a disgusting, humorous way - tongue out, mouth wide - "waaait, argh can you hear...can you hear it, ahh, now, ahhh?"
I baked these after being tasked with pudding duty for a family dinner.
I wanted something easy, a little fun (for the smalls) and something to marvel over for the adults.
200g plain flour
1 large egg
75g light muscovado sugar
75g caster sugar
150g butter, softened
2tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp bicarbonate soda
180g popping candy chocolate chunks
For the sauce (for 1):
150g popping candy chocolate
Cream together the butter & sugars.
Add the vanilla and beat in the egg.
Sieve in the dry ingredients.
That's your flour, bio soda & a pinch of salt.
Mix together & stir in the chunks of candy chocolate.
Poke all the chunks inside the dough (protecting them as much as possible from the heat) & roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool.
Maybeee eat one warm, make sure they aren't poisonous, you know.
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie.
Add the milk and stir. Add a dash of boiling of water, this will make it nice & shiny.
Pour the chocolate onto one cookie's bottom (you could add ice cream here, if you were really wild)Sandwich together & serve.
Sit round a table with open, fizzy mouths, full of cookie & chocolate.