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Matt Preston shares his three-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe

Former MasterChef judge and food critic Matt Preston has been sharing his favourite quick-and-easy recipes on Instagram while in lockdown.

And on Thursday, the 59-year-old delighted his social media followers with his extremely simple peanut butter cookie recipe.

The recipe requires just three ingredients: one cup of sugar, one cup of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth), and one egg.

Quick and easy! Former MasterChef judge Matt Preston has shared his simple three-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe 

The TV personality mixed the sugar with the egg in a bowl, before adding the cup of peanut butter.

After combining the ingredients, he dipped his hands into another bowl with warm water and oil, and shaped the mixture into balls.

He placed the peanut balls on a tray lined with baking paper, then flattened each with a fork and sprinkled a little salt on top.

Matt Preston’s peanut butter cookie recipe

  1. Mix one cup of sugar and one egg in a bowl
  2. Add one cup of peanut butter
  3. Mix into balls using warm water and oil to prevent sticking
  4. Place on a tray lined with baking paper and flatten with a fork
  5. Season with a sprinkle of salt if desired
  6. Bake at 190°C until golden, before allowing to cool 
Simple! The recipe requires just three ingredients: one cup of sugar, one cup of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth), and one egg

Simple! The recipe requires just three ingredients: one cup of sugar, one cup of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth), and one egg

Mix it all together: Matt mixed the sugar with the egg in a bowl, before adding the cup of peanut butter

Mix it all together: Matt mixed the sugar with the egg in a bowl, before adding the cup of peanut butter

The culinary expert put the tray in a preheated oven and baked the cookies at 190°C until golden, before allowing them to cool.

Matt’s simple recipe comes after he and fellow ex-MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan were bizarrely edited out of the promo for Channel Seven’s new cooking show Plate of Origin due to ‘contractual issues’ with Channel 10.

Last week, Seven released the first trailer for the upcoming program, but the identities of the three judges weren’t revealed – despite them already being public knowledge. 

Shape and press: After combining the ingredients, he dipped his hands into another bowl with warm water and oil, and shaped the mixture into balls. He placed the peanut balls on a tray lined with baking paper then flattened each with a fork and sprinkled a little salt on top

Shape and press: After combining the ingredients, he dipped his hands into another bowl with warm water and oil, and shaped the mixture into balls. He placed the peanut balls on a tray lined with baking paper then flattened each with a fork and sprinkled a little salt on top

Ready to eat! He put the tray in a preheated oven and heated at 190°C until golden, before allowing them to cool before eating

Ready to eat! He put the tray in a preheated oven and heated at 190°C until golden, before allowing them to cool before eating

It has previously been advertised that Matt and Gary will judge the show alongside Manu Feildel, but the trailer failed to mention their names. 

Instead, a voice over teased: ‘For the first time, three superstars of food will come together for an event like no other.’ 

Seven has reportedly been prevented from showing Matt and Gary in Plate of Origin adverts because they are still contractually bound to Channel 10.

Edited out: Matt's simple recipe comes after he and fellow ex-MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan were bizarrely edited out of the promo for Channel Seven's new cooking show Plate of Origin due to 'contractual issues' with Channel 10

Edited out: Matt’s simple recipe comes after he and fellow ex-MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan were bizarrely edited out of the promo for Channel Seven’s new cooking show Plate of Origin due to ‘contractual issues’ with Channel 10

Bizarre: Last week, Seven released the first trailer for the upcoming program, but the identities of the three judges weren't revealed - despite them already being public knowledge

Bizarre: Last week, Seven released the first trailer for the upcoming program, but the identities of the three judges weren’t revealed – despite them already being public knowledge 

‘For contractual reasons, Seven is now unable to publicly associate Matt Preston and Gary Mehigan with the new show,’ TV Tonight reported in January.

Plate of Origin will see 10 teams from different countries compete in a ‘World Cup-style’ cooking battle.

The countries represented in the competition include Australia, Cameroon, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Venezuela and Vietnam. 

Around the world: Plate of Origin will see 10 teams from different countries compete in a 'World Cup-style' cooking battle. The countries represented in the competition include Australia, Cameroon, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Venezuela and Vietnam

Around the world: Plate of Origin will see 10 teams from different countries compete in a ‘World Cup-style’ cooking battle. The countries represented in the competition include Australia, Cameroon, China, France, Greece, Italy, India, Lebanon, Venezuela and Vietnam

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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