Thursday, 28 August 2008

Indulgent Chocolate Brownies

Mmmm brownies. These were to celebrate my brother's fantastic exam results, so I went ahead and made the indulgent and not the (entirely relative) 'lighter' version in my trusty Mary Berry Book. Oh, making them made me feel sinful. They're basically chocolate, margarine and sugar, with a few other ingredients added in for fun; they really do deserve the name. The recipe can be found here. I omitted the nuts.

I was initally sceptical that this would stretch to 24 brownies, but they're so rich that you really couldn't eat more. I'll admit to having a sweet tooth, but was stumped. They taste better than they look in the picture.

I seem to have been focusing on chocolate recipes recently, I must try something different soon...

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Holiday Food and Chocolate Buns

Well I'm back and enjoyed my holiday, thanks for all your patience! My favourite things are the little jammy buns which seem to be called Madeleines, but aren't. There are some things I always miss though, and bread from home is one of them.Oh and Tetley tea.

Here are a few buns that I made for a family party before I went. They're chocolate sponge with some of the same ganache as the the chocolate cake. I spent some time on the decorations, using lustre dust to give a more natural colour. Definately time consuming and for special occasions only!

Friday, 1 August 2008


Just a note to say I'm planning a cake for the weekend, but won't be able to blog it before I go on holiday next week. I'm looking forward to some rest and sunshine and hopefully cake inspiration for when I come back! Happy blogging until then :)