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Watch: Johnny bakes lava cookies from Pokémon

Fancy Unova?

If you've been keeping up with our weekly cooking series Chiodini's Kitchen, you'll know I've been stuck in a bit of a Breath of the Wild rut recently - there's something about the way Link cooks in his new open world adventure that's really exciting. While I feel like I could explore the ins and outs of Hyrulian cuisine forever, I'm aware there are plenty of other games worthy of coverage in the kitchen.

I took to the comments section for inspiration this week, unearthing a number of requests to make lava cookies from Pokémon. Lava cookies, if you weren't already aware, are special treats that remove status effects from afflicted Pokémon. They also taste pretty good, for something combining chocolate and seaweed.

You can see how my batch of lava cookies turned out in the video below - if you fancy giving them a go yourself, you can find the recipe below that.

Lava Cookies

Ingredients

125g softened butter

100g light brown soft sugar

125g caster sugar

1 egg

225g self-raising flour

200g chocolate chips, plus extra for decoration

A few sheets of sushi nori

Method

Combine the sugars and butter in a mixing bowl and cream together.

Add in the egg and mix further.

Tear up a sheet or two of sushi nori and add it to the mix along with the chocolate chips.

Sift in the flour, stirring frequently, in order to form a dough.

Divide the dough into 12 roughly even balls and place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

Bake at 180 degrees centigrade (gas mark 4) for around 10 minutes, or until starting to go golden at the edges. Remove cookies from the oven and allow to cool.

Cut a sheet of sushi nori into strips. Using the melted chocolate as glue, stick a strip of nori to each cookie, starting from the middle and wrapping around to the underside of the cookie. I didn't explain that last bit very well, but give the video a watch and you'll get the drift.

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