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Chocolate Pudding

From: Linda McCartney’s Home Cooking, p. 157

A rich, chocolatey pudding that is more like a chocolate mousse than a plain pudding.

My son, who is a very picky eater, decided that a chocolate pudding would be something he would definitely like. So we made this together and he absolutely loved it (as did my husband and daughter).
The pudding is very rich and filling, so serving it in small individual cups seems to be a good idea.

I think with this recipe it is really important that you chose as good a chocolate as you can find or afford- it makes a great difference to use high-quality chocolate here. Personally, I would prefer dark chocolate, as stated in the recipe. My family is definitely more fond of milk chocolate, which also works well. If the chocolate is also organic and fair-trade, all the better 🙂

When using milk-chocolate, you can reduce the amount of sugar to 70g as the chocolate is already quite sweet.

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Pecan Nut Cookies

From: Linda McCartney`s Home Cooking, p. 157

Great balance between the chocolate and the crunchy nut pieces. I like using dark chocolate, but my children prefer milk chocolate.

The biscuits keep well in an airtight container for two or three weeks (if they are not discovered and eaten before 😉

Gluten-free: When using self-raising gluten-free flour mix (same amount as in the recipe), the biscuits are very short and crumbly but taste great. Using a large egg or two small eggs will improve the consistency.

Vegan: Substitute the butter for margarine, and use 1 tablespoon of flaxmeal and 3 tablespoons of water OR 3 tablespoons of soya yogurt instead of the egg. You should also use vegan chocolate.