Dessert: Eat Your Heart Out Bleeding Hearts
They have a spongy dense cakey crust and a gooey chocolate centre.
Quick to make and sooo satisfying! This is what I whip up when unexpected guests arrive. They are also a favourite of my brother, so when I was at Uni and he was still living at home, before I went back to Christchurch I would make a batch and freeze them in a silicon muffin or friand tray. He could then take them straight from the freezer and pop them in the oven (baking takes a wee bit longer...perhaps approx 15 minutes)
I find that perhaps the full mixture makes a little much, and consumes a lot of eggs. I often make a half batch (using 4 small eggs), and this makes enough to fill 8 friand cups. However if you have more than five people perhaps making the full batch is safer (someone always wants seconds)!
¾ Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cooked around outside and just set on top.
6. Use a knife to run around the cups, then turn all out onto a plate.
7. Serve with cream or as desired.