Saturday, 11 February 2012

Saturday bake day

Happy Saturday strawberry bon bons! Hope you are all well and happy : ) I am uber happy, even more so than usual, as it is half term! I have made some great plans for next week, all will be revealed soon!

Today has been more laid back than usual for me as hubby is ill with flu so I have been in full on wife mode! I stopped off at Waitrose for some get well soon bits for hubby and then spent the afternoon making home made vegetable soup and chocolate brownies! Today's post shows the delicious results! ; )

My favourite cook books! Today I used the book second from the left with the flowery spine, a  birthday gift from hubby's Grandma.
1) Break 225g of good quality plain chocolate (at least 60% cocoa solids) into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl. Add 175g of butter to the chocolate. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering hot water but make sure they do not come into contact at all. Set the timer for 10 minutes and allow the chocolate and butter to melt slowly.
2) In the meantime, whisk together 100g caster sugar with 3 large eggs.
3) In a large bowl, add all the ingredients together; the melted butter and chocolate, the sugar and eggs, and 175g of self raising flour. Mix together until all the ingredients are combined.
4) Add 100g white chocolate chips and 50g of milk chocolate chips to the mixture and stir in fully.
5) Pour the brownie mixture in a 25cm non-stick baking tin and smooth over.
6) Ta-da! 30 minutes at 180 degrees and the brownie should be cooked. Leave to cool before removing from the tin and cutting into squares.
7) The brownies cut into squares and stacked onto a cake stand.
I served the brownie with Haagen-Daz's chocolate, praline and caramel ice cream for hubby, perfect get well soon dessert! : )
More soon dear readers, enjoy the rest of the weekend : ) XOXO

12 comments:

  1. there's no end 2 ur talent

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  2. Mmm they look great! I love brownies x

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  3. Thank you : ) I can confirm they are delicious, I've never made brownies before, they were very easy to do xx

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  4. They are really easy aren't they, I didn't realise until I made my own! We have ours with vanilla ice-cream, yum.

    http://kathleenbradley1.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/brownie-points/

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  5. Your brownies look amazing :D

    Lucy
    x

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  6. Mmm those brownies look so so good! Mine always end up too dry when I try make them.

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  7. Those brownies look amazing, especially with all that praline and caramel ice cream, YUM! :) xx

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  8. OMG! These look amazing & with Haagen Dazs...heaven!
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  9. Oooh those brownies look delicious! Hope your enjoying half term :)

    Caroline x
    carolinescatwalk.blogspot.com

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