Monday, 21 October 2013

A couple of recipes

I am a huge fan of delicious, easy baking recipes - you know the ones - where you just throw it all together and pop it in the oven. I'm also a huge fan of Sunday afternoon baking - a relaxing way to end the weekend, and ensure there's treats for work (or school) lunches for the upcoming week. Here's a couple of my go-to recipes:

Cookie Time Slice - A soft and gooey slice that tastes just like a Cookie Time after it's been in the microwave for a few seconds - so good! Recipe from my friend Beth - her kids rave about it!
  • 1½  cups brown sugar
  • 140 grams butter
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large block of dark chocolate (I used Whittaker's Dark)
  1. Mix the brown sugar, flour, baking powder and eggs in a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter and add.
  3. Roughly chop the chocolate and add it.
  4. Put in a lined slice tin and bake for 25 minutes at 180°C

Black Forest Brownie - A really rich and yummy brownie with chewy 'cherry' jellies. Even my man who doesn't really like chocolate loves this! Recipe from Baking Makes Things Better
  • 200 grams butter, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar 
  • 1 cup cocoa (sifted to remove lumps)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup standard white flour
  • Large block of ‘Black Forest’ chocolate cut thinly - almost grated looking
  1. Preheat your oven to 150°C and grease and line a 20x20cm square baking tin or a slice tin.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar then add the cocoa and continue to beat for 3-5 minutes until creamy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  4. Stir in flour and fold gently before adding the finely cut chocolate.
  5. Transfer mixture to the tin and bake for 1 hour or until the surface of the brownie appears cracked. The centre should appear almost uncooked.
  6. Cool in the tin and dust with icing sugar once cooled.
Enjoy! x

1 comment:

  1. YUM. I will definitely never make this, because it would be a slippery slope to eating it ALLLL the time! :P


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