Aldi supermarkets have boycotted the tricky ingredient trend with a collection of recipes for everyday meals – with all the ingredients under one roof. It’s the busy cooks dream come true, and we test out some family favourites.
Cooking with Aldi: One Family, One Supermarket, second edition cook book includes 30 new recipes using Aldi products.
RRP: $7.99 in-store
Want more? Here's another Aldi recipe:
Bitter Chocolate Pots with White Chocolate Sauce
An easy pudding that can be made well in advance. A little fruit is also nice on top before the sauce is spooned over. Serves 4.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes in total
Ingredients from your local Aldi
570ml double cream
1 tsp Specially Selected Colombian freeze dried coffee granules
Pinch of salt
80g Aldi Moser Roth bitter chocolate, chopped (70 per cent cocoa)
4 medium egg yolks
120g granulated sugar
For the sauce
100g Choceur white chocolate
100ml double cream
Grated bitter chocolate
1. Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees C,
Gas mark 3.
2. In a pan bring the cream, coffee and salt to the boil, then add the chopped chocolate. Remove from the heat and stir until dissolved.
3. In a bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar just to bring together.
4. Pour the chocolate milk on to the egg mixture and stir well.
5. Pour into 4 or 6 (depending on the size) small china pots or ramequins. Egg cups are a fun alternative for childen.
6. Place the pots carefully into a baking tray half filled with boiling water, cover with foil and place in the oven.
Cook for about 30 minutes or until just set and slightly wobbly. Be careful to not overcook!
7. When cooked, remove from the tray and cool, then chill them well.
8. To serve, melt the white chocolate in a bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, then add the cream, stir until smooth and silky.
9. Top the chocolate pots with the hot sauce and grated bitter chocolate. Perfect!
This recipe can be adapted with any of the Aldi chocolate range – try adding a little chilli powder to the warmed chocolate, this works really well.
A few raspberries or strawberries chopped, then mixed with a little chopped white chocolate and spooned on top, nicely rounds off this dessert.