With the horrible Winter weather, there seems nothing more appealing than staying in and indulging in something sweet. As I am sure you all know, I love doing a bit of baking in my free time and this time I was all about brownies. Who doesn’t love a good brownie!? I also happen to be a huge white chocolate fan and basically find a way to put it into anything so today’s recipe features brownies with white chocolate chunks, yummy!
450g caster sugar
110g plain flour
55g cocoa powder
40g chocolate (milk/dark or mix) chopped
100g-150g white chocolate (broken into chunks)
Firstly, pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190C.
Melt the butter and sugar together in a pan over heat.
Remove from heat and add in milk/dark chocolate (usually dark with brownies but just suggested milk as I prefer it!), eggs, flour and cocoa powder and mix. Then add in chocolate chunks, distributing them evenly in the mixture.
Then place into a tin and bake for 30-40 mins until the top has hardened but still soft inside.
Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.
Are you a fan of brownies?
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If there is something I could eat for the rest of my life it would probably be white chocolate cookies (preferably Millie’s!). Yet despite my love for a bit of baking, one thing I have always struggled to make was a good batch of cookies. That may seem a bit daft since they are probably one of the easiest things to make but yeah I may have struggled. I found a recipe from BBC Good Food and thought I would give cookie baking another go… luckily it wasn’t as bad as I expected!
100g light brown soft sugar
125g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g self-raising flour
½ tsp salt
200g white chocolate chips
Firstly, preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Then cream the margarine and sugars together. Then, add the the egg and vanilla extract. Then add in the flour, salt and white chocolate chips.
Then roll the doughy like mixture into ball shapes (like above). Then place in the oven until the edges go golden or as suggested for Millie’s style cookies 7 minutes. Then when ready, take out the oven and leave for a few minutes before putting them onto a cooling tray to cool. Then enjoy, p.s. they taste incredible when just out the oven! A quick and simple recipe which tastes pretty damn good! Now looks like I am off to make more cookies!
Are you a cookie lover like myself?
Hey there, so at the weekend I whipped up one of my favourite desserts ever .. Pavlova. If you aren’t familiar with the beauty of a Pavlova well basically its a huge meringue with cream on top and fruit, its amazinnngg. This was the first time however I decided to make a chocolate one rather than just an ordinary plain meringue and I used a slightly different recipe this time which is actually one of Nigella Lawson’s which you can find here, however I made a few odd changes. While they always appear to look a right mess (or is that just when I make them..) they taste incredible so do try this out if you haven’t made one 🙂
6 large egg whites
300g caster sugar
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (sieved)
50g dark chocolate (finely chopped)
Preheat over to Gas mark 4/180°C/350ºF. So first of all, beat the egg whites in a bowl until it begins to peak and then add in the sugar one spoonful at a time until its nice and glossy.
Then add in the cocoa powder and the chopped chocolate and mix.
Then place the mixture in a circle on baking paper on a baking tray. Place in the oven and reduce the temperature to Gas Mark 2/180°C/350ºF and cook for 1 hour and 15 mins or until crispy round the edges. Then allow to cool. Then whip up some cream (I used a 284ml tub) and place on top of the meringue and add some chopped strawberries (or fruit of your choice) and some sprinkled chocolate.
So my dad is a huge chocolate lover and he practically begged me to bake him this. As a kind daughter I agreed and did so. The recipe was in a magazine he was reading and he pretty much stuffed it in my face. This is actually my first time using a loaf tin for a cake, not incredibly different just a different shaped tin but I like to mix things up a bit.
200g salted butter, soft
200g caster sugar
160g self-raising flour
40g cocoa powder
100g dark chocolate
So into a large bowl you whisk up the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add your eggs, one at a time, beating well each time. Finally, add the cocoa and flour and fold it into the mixture gently. It should look like this (picture above).
Then place in a pre-heated oven at 160C/140C fan/ Gas mark 2 for 40-60 minutes until its cooked right through the middle. Also line your loaf tin with either paper loaf liner or just baking paper like I did.
Then break up the 100g of dark chocolate and melt in the microwave for 15 second bursts until its all melted.
Then drizzle the chocolate over the cake and let it harden.
Just own the night like the 4th of July! Of course tomorrow is the 4th of July meaning celebrations all round. If you are planning a party or a small get-together then this recipe is a fun addition to your celebrations. This yummy treat is quick and easy and looks fantastic.
Kebab skewers or Lollipop sticks
Instructions (5 mins)
Put a skewer stick into each marshmallow.
Dip each marshmallow into the melted chocolate.
Roll the freshly dipped chocolate covered marshmallow in sprinkles (covering all the chocolate).
Let chocolate dipped skewers cool on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper in the fridge until chocolate is firm.
Credit to Lauren Conrad.com(Whimsical Creations)