Sunday, 7 December 2014

Hey guys!!

So yesterday I made chocolate brownies and can I say, they were DIVINE!! This recipe needs to be illegal- and I'm not blowing my own trumpet here (I swear). But try it for yourself. For some of the ingredients I didn't use the recommended item, e.g. i used a mix of Asda Smart price and Asda's own dark chocolate. It still tasted nice to me.
So try this for yourself!

185g unsalted butter
185g best dark chocolate (I used a mix of smart price and normal priced chocolate)
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
50g white chocolate
50g milk chocolate
3 large eggs
275g golden caster sugar

Chop the butter and dark chocolate and microwave for 2 minutes until it's melted. Or you can place a bowl with the ingredients in over a pan of simmering water. (I didn't have a suitable bowl so i couldn't do this method). Leave this to cool.

Put a shelf in the middle of the oven and set to 160C fan/ 180C conventional or gas mark 4. I used a silicone square cake tin, so I didn't have to grease or line it. However, if you're not grease and line the base.

Sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder into a medium bowl.

Chop the white and milk chocolate into rough smallish squares. (I never thought this would be hard to do, but it is. So make sure to use a really sharp knife).

Add 3 eggs and the sugar to a large bowl. Whisk until thick and creamy. (I used a hand whisk, but if you don't want super strength arm skills like me, use an electric whisk). The mixture should end up pale and the mixture should leave a trail for a few minutes when the beaters are removed.


Now that the chocolate mixture is cooled, pour it into the egg mixture and gently fold with a rubber spatula until the ingredients are completely mixed.

Resift the cocoa flour mixture into the chocolate and egg mixture and fold gently again. At first it will look dry, but then it will turn into a gooey, fudgy chocolatey mixture. Don't overwork the mixture though, so do this for a reasonable amount of time.

Stir in the white and milk chocolate chunks.

Pour into the tin and make sure to get it into the corners of the tin. Level off the mixture and bake for 25 minutes. After this time, if it still shakes when you remove it, then put it back in for another 5 minutes. (I left mine in for another 10 and that worked perfectly). If the brownie starts coming away from the sides of the tin then it's time to take it out the oven.

Leave it in the tin until it has cooled down and then cut into squares, triangles or whatever shape you feel.

You can freeze the brownies for up to a month, or they will last up to two weeks in an air tight container (Mine will not be lasting that long).

Last of all, Enjoy!!!

This recipe was adapted from

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Hey guys!!

So this week I made Banana Bread/Loaf whatever you want to call it.
Now just to let you know after baking this I realised that i actually don't like the taste of banana in cake. Yeah, I know. I probably should have thought about this before I made it.
However, after trying this loaf I was actually surprised. I LOVED IT!!! #shocking. And my housemates loved it too, so much that one of them decided to eat it all and save me just a little a bit. He won't be having any next time.

Hopefully you guys will try this recipe too!!

140g butter, softened and extra for greasing
140g caster sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
140g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
2 ripe bananas, mashed

If making the toppings
50g icing sugar
dried banana chips
First I preheated the oven to 180C/160C/gas 4.

Butter a loaf tin and line with baking/greaseproof paper.

Mix the butter and sugar together. I used a wooden spoon and a whisk, but it will be so much easier to use an electric whisk, trust me

Slowly add the eggs and a little bit of flour 

Fold in the rest of the flour, baking powder and bananas and pour into the tin.

Bake for 30 mins or until it's cooked. Insert a wooden skewer in until it comes out clean. I just used a knife and did the same procedure.

Leave it in the tin to cool for 10 or so minutes and then remove from the tin.

You can enjoy the loaf like that as I did or you can drizzle over icing sugar and adding banana chips as the recipe says.

Enjoy hot or cold!!

The recipe was adapted from