I had some filo pastry left from making a pie and decided to use it up in a dessert. I found a recipe for molten chocolate parcels on the Good Housekeeping website and decided to give them a go. They did taste nice but were very messy!
To serve 4, you need:
250g dark chocolate, chopped
60g butter, at room temperature
100g caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
40p plain flour
6 large filo pastry sheets
icing sugar to dust
First melt the chocolate, either in a bowl in the microwave or in a bain-marie. Stir until smooth and allow to cool for 15 mins.
In a large bowl cream 40g of the butter and the sugar together and beat in the eggs and vanilla. Fold in the flour then the melted chocolate. Chill for about an hour in the fridge until firm.
I put them into an oven that was preheated to 180C and baked the parcels for 10 minutes - less than the 15 minutes in the recipe but these were perfectly done, the pastry crisp and the chocolate soft but not runny. Sprinkle with icing sugar and eat with a spoon - be prepared to get messy!