Ingredients (serves six )
125g of plain chocolate
250ml of cream
Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence
225g of butter, softened
325g of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
250g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of bread soda
1 teaspoon of baking powder
100g nuts, chopped
Break up the chocolate and place in the food processor. Heat the cream to almost boiling. Add to the chocolate. Buzz until chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and buzz again until smooth. Pour into individual dishes and chill for at least 24 hours.
Set oven at Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F ). Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla.
Stir in the flour, bread soda, baking powder and nuts.
Line a baking sheet with non-stick paper.
Place spoonfuls onto the sheet, leaving space between them.
Bake for seven to eight minutes until golden brown.
Remove from the baking sheet and leave to cool.