Tag: BAKING

SULTANA LOAF CAKE | RECIPE

SULTANA LOAF CAKE | RECIPE

Last week I felt like a domestic goddess. Not entirely sure what came over me, but I managed to do all the cleaning, laundry, bed changes, hoovering and mopping. I then decided as I was on a roll I would make a cake! This is […]

CHERRY AND ALMOND CAKE | RECIPE

CHERRY AND ALMOND CAKE | RECIPE

A few weeks ago I made a very special cake. Mr B turned 35, so as a treat I thought I would make him a birthday cake. We have a tradition that on our birthdays we are allowed to eat cake for breakfast. Definitely a […]

CREME EGG BROWNIES

CREME EGG BROWNIES

With Easter well and truly upon us, I wanted to make something that was egg themed. Last year I made the Creme Egg Cheesecake and over indulged on it. This year I thought I would do something simple but effective. A traditional brownie with Creme Egg fillings. I was not expecting them to turn out as good as they did and although they were rich, you could definitely go back for seconds {if you were skipping dinner!}
Ingredients
  • 185g Dark Chocolate
  • 185g Butter
  • 85g Plain Flour
  • 40g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Eggs
  • 275g Caster Sugar
  • 6 Cadbury Creme Eggs

Method
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over a pan of hot water, once melted, leave to cool.
  3. Mix your eggs and sugar using an electric whisk. Your mixture needs to double in size and thicken up. Your mix should also be pale in colour.
  4. Add you egg and sugar mix to your cooled chocolate mixture.                                                                              TIP: Make sure your chocolate mixture is cool. If the chocolate mixture is too hot it will cook the eggs.
  5. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold everything together.
  6. Pour into a ready lined baking tray and cook for about 20 mins.
  7. Cut your creme eggs in half.  If you heat your knife in hot water before every slice it helps.
  8. After 20mins of cooking, take out your brownies. They should be cooked around the egde but still quite soft in the middle. Place your eggs on top of the half cooked brownies and gently press down. I managed to squeeze in 9 halves.
  9. Bake for a further 5-10 minutes.
  10. Once cooked, leave to cool before cutting. Best served warm with a generous helping of ice-cream.
CHEWY FLAPJACK | RECIPE

CHEWY FLAPJACK | RECIPE

I tried this recipe out this week and I cannot believe I have not made flapjack sooner! In fact I have never made it and I am stumped at why not as it was so easy and the results were rather delicious. Both G and […]

FRANGIPANE SLICES | CAKES & BAKES

FRANGIPANE SLICES | CAKES & BAKES

I love marzipan and I remember getting slabs of it for Christmas in my stocking when I was younger. I love any kind of cake that consists of almonds {or marzipan}. I attempted to make some frangipane at the weekend and I was pleasantly surprised […]