It’s the height of Summer which means it’s festival season! We’ve already had a fantastic Glastonbury with Dolly Parton stealing the show, this weekend we have T in the Park and next month it’s Reading & Leeds! To celebrate we’ve asked our Expert Contributor Meg to come up with a dish to bring the spirit of the music festival into your own home – and what better than a Mud Pie!
This dessert combines the gooeyness of a chocolate fondant with the crisp, crunchy top of a brownie. If you have suitable oven to tableware it can be made, baked and served from the same pie dish which makes it super easy.
- 100 plain chocolate
- 115g of unsalted butter
- 250g minus one tablespoon castar sugar
- 2 extra large eggs
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 125g plain flour
- 125g optional toasted pecan nuts (I used chocolate chips)
- An oven proof pie dish, approx. 7 inches across and 2 ½ inches deep
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Break up the chocolate and place into your pie dish along with the butter. Melt on a extremely low heat being very careful not to burn the chocolate whilst stirring frequently. If you aren’t making it in the pie dish use a saucepan and transfer into the pie dish at the end.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla and the eggs. When adding the eggs make sure they pan isn’t too hot so they don’t scramble.
- Thoroughly mix and then stir in the plain flour, making sure to mix in any pockets of flour and then add in the chocolate chips or the toasted nuts. Using a rubber spatula scrape down the sides of the dish to make sure the edges don’t burn.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until the mix is set on top and gooey underneath.
- Serve and eat immediately with cream.
About Our Expert Contributor
Meg Davies has been an enthusiastic home baker from a very young age. Now at university in Birmingham, she has been studying Food & Consumer Management for two years. She loves to come up with fun & interesting recipes that are easy for everyone to make at home and is in the process of making her own website charting her baking adventures.