Showing posts from November, 2015

Luscious Salted Caramel Brownies

Last week I was asked to make some brownies for work as it was one of my colleagues last day. I spent time browsing through my favourite site but didn't find anything that tickled my fancy. I wanted a brownie but not your run of the mill type brownie, something different. Then I had eureka moment, I remembered to check out my favourite baking blog run by Emma Gardner. She has given me at least two of my favourite recipes in the past, Lemon Drizzle Loaf and Tarte Au Citron and yet again she has given me a winner in her Salted Caramel Brownies
These brownies are truly glorious, however as Emma stressed to me on twitter they are not your regular brownies, they are truly dense sticky truffle like nuggets of pure heavenly goodness. The salted caramel gooey-ness makes these truly delectable. I have been reading for months now how people are coupling salt with sweet,  I am long time believer in salt and sweet, my father used to lambast me …

Tales of a Monster Cake - Guest Blog Post by Jen Moran

A couple of months ago with my Son’s first birthday approaching I decided to start planning a little party for him (ie us!) to celebrate it. Given that he doesn’t even know he has a nose, I couldn’t exactly ask him what sort of theme he might like, so off to Pinterest I went to find some inspiration. I stumbled across a very cute Friendly Monster theme which I loved, and from there the plans got underway. Monster themed paper plates and paper cups were sourced (from in case anyone is interested). I bought some of their paper plates, paper cups and the cupcake monster kits. I used Parcel Motel for delivery.
In rare wave of determined ambition I decided that I was going to become the next Mary Berry and make my own cake, based on a picture I had seen on Pinterest. Enter my baking expert good friend Will, who was appointed as my chief baking consultant whether he liked it or not! Of course, him being as lovely as he…

Chocolate Cake - Part 1 - Icing to Follow on Snapchat Thursday 8pm

This is Mary Berry's recipe I am simply spreading the love. You will love it!
You can find it here on Woman's Own.
Follow me on Snapchat if you want to see me make it , Username : Chongwill.

What you need :
1 x 6inch tin 50g cocoa powder  12 dessertspoons boiling water
3 large eggs
50ml  milk
175g self-raising flour
1 rounded teaspoon baking powder
100g margarine
275g caster sugar 

1kg of icing sugar sifted
4 dessertspoons of cocoa powder
500g butter softened

How you do it: Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Grease your tin then line the base of each tin with baking parchment or grease and flour.Blend the cocoa and boiling water in a large bowl.Mix the margarine and sugar until light / fluffy.Add one egg at a time beating after each egg.Add your milk and cocoa, give a 10 second beat.Add your flour, baking powder and beat until smooth and thick.Transfer to the tin.Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 55 minutes or until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring …