A Surprising Hangover Cure

18 Oct

Having over indulged on flavoured vodka at a gig on Friday night, the last thing I wanted to do was spend Saturday baking desserts. But we were going over to a friends for dinner on Saturday night and I had promised to make something chocolately for dessert. I peeled myself off the couch where I had been hiding in lovely warm cocoon of covers and headed for the kitchen.

I had decided to make Nigella’s Chocolate puddings and my own Toffee Pop Biscuit Cake. I have never had to melt so much chocolate. Ever! The baking was surprisingly therapeutic and took my mind completely off my uninvited friend the hangover. I had to concentrate on the baking at hand so didn’t have time to think about anything else.

These little chocolate puds are deliciously sinful. I made six individual ramekins. The only take 25 mins to bake so if you were making these at home it would be great to pop them in the oven as you sit down to dinner and serve them warm with the chocolate sauce and toppings…mmmmm warm melty chocolate puddings! (Please see Nigella’s site for the recipe.) A silence fell over the table when we all tucked into them and I of course was covered in chocolate after only a spoonful or two (thanks to the big bro for pointing that out!).


Next I made three small toffee pop biscuit cakes, a favourite of my favorite sister in law. They’re very simple to make and the toffee pops add great texture and flavour to them.

In a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water you melt 250g of dark chocolate (or the chocolate of your choice). While that’s gently melting, chop a packet of toffee pops and smash up about 150g of rich tea biscuits. Add these to the melted chocolate and pour into a baking tin or individual small tins. You can also add chopped nuts. Another version of this would be to use ginger nut biscuits instead of toffee pops and 1tbps of golden syrup. (When I use toffee pops I never use the golden syrup).

We were served a delicious Jambalaya which I must get the recipe for. Seriously tasty dinner and a great night (what hangover?!).


4 Responses to “A Surprising Hangover Cure”

  1. Michael O'Leary October 18, 2010 at 8:32 pm #

    I hate you Linda I’m freaking starving now! Sounds amazing by the way.

  2. bake in paris October 19, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    Chocolate pudding look wonderful, your guests must be so pleased 🙂 A recipe worth keeping, thanks!

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  3. Amos October 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm #

    I can smell them from my work desk….. and they smell like GIMME.
    looks faaaaab Lin! 😀

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