Chocolate macaroni pudding

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chocolate macaroni pudding

chocolate macaroni pudding

Yesterday I experimented in the kitchen with using up leftover macaroni.

I cooked too much of the pasta for lunch and decided to flex my culinary muscles to see if I could make a decadent pudding and indeed I did.

It was a rich, comforting nursery food and as you know, cocoa is full of trace minerals which are essential to our health and wellbeing 😉

My recipe couldn’t have been easier. I simply bought some milk and double cream to the boil, took it off the heat and dropped some dark chocolate into it, then stirred it around until the chocolate melted.

This chocolatey loveliness was poured over the cooked macaroni until the sauce just covered the pasta, I covered the dish loosely with foil and put in the oven for 1/2 an hour while I cooked other things.

Apparently it needed sweetening up a bit, but that didn’t stop 2 licked-clean dishes being presented to me after the meal.

We’re all pretty much brainwashed when it comes to how things should look, but I reckon you could make this pudding with any sort of pasta you have left over. Cut it up into smaller pieces if you need too. Maybe not use the spinach pasta though!?

Elsewhere on the zero waste web of gorgeousness:

Erica, over at The Green Familia shares some top tips about reducing bread waste. Bread is one of the most commonly wasted foods and Erica is here to put a stop to that!
She’s also been busy finding apple recipes. I’m definitely getting the sticky apple flapjacks recipe which you can find on the FREE, downloadable guide to help you get the best from food and reduce the impact on our environment.

Check out Mimimyne’s intriguing kid’s supper made from leftovers.

Kev, our friend from Cafe Direct, tells us how his darling rabbits Sooty and Sweep help him reduce his waste.

How are you getting on with your challenge this week? Have you signed up to reduce your food waste? Tomorrow I’ll be sharing what’s so lush about LUSH and you’ll be able to see how I’m using up plastic as well as food! Don’t miss it!

Zero Waste Week is sponsored by Tetra Pak who are committed to running their business in an environmentally sound and responsible manner.

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I am a long time supporter of the Green and Sustainable lifestyle. After being caught in the Boscastle floods in 2004, our family begun a journey to respect and promote the importance of Earth's fragile ecosystem, that focussed on reducing waste. Inspired by the beauty and resourcefulness of this wonderful planet, I have published numerous magazine articles on green issues and the author of four books.

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  1. sandy says:

    I have just made breadcrumbsfrom stale bread to freeze ready for scotch eggs, as i make my own bread, we dont get much waste, but if we do i make breadcrumbs of freeze slices fro bread and butter pudding

  2. Mrs Green says:

    @sandy: Hi Sandy, scotch eggs is something I’ve never made. Are they easy? I can see them being a bit fiddly to handle and then I guess you have to deep fry them??

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