With Aucklanders back under COVID-19 alert level 3 lockdown, many of us are turning to some of the more traditional lockdown pursuits to pass the time, including getting back into the kitchen.
You've probably seen hordes of delicious treats and creations filling your Instagram feeds, with people once again posting pictures of their scones and loaves of sourdough.
But if you have no skills in the kitchen or measuring flour and sugar just isn't your thing, don't stress - you can still enjoy the spoils of almost no labour.
UK home baker Walla Abu-Eid shares delicious creations on Instagram with her almost 80,000 followers, and she's got just the treat to impress your bubble.
Her "lazy" chocolate cake is super easy to make, uses no flour, and doesn’t even require using an oven.
To make the cake, you only need three ingredients:
- 600ml thickened cream
- 700g milk chocolate
- Three packets of biscuits - Abu-Eid used Lotus Biscoffs and Arnott's milk coffee and chocolate ripple biscuits, but encourages her followers to get creative and chose their own. Gingernuts, anyone?
- Heat cream and chocolate in a pot over medium heat until chocolate melts completely. Break biscuits into chunky pieces and add into the chocolate mix, stir well
- Line a tray with cling wrap and pour the mixture into it. Freeze till firm (for a few hours or overnight) then flip onto presenting tray and decorate as you like
Abu-Eid decorates hers with chopped strawberries, but as they're out of season here in Aotearoa, you could use defrosted frozen berries, or decorate with extra shaved chocolate instead.
The easy recipe has racked up over 2000 likes on Instagram, with commenters promising to give it a try.
The best part? It can be prepared in under 10 minutes and will keep for days in the fridge - but we don't think it's going to last that long.