Monday, 15 July 2013

Chocolate Heaven Brownies


115g butter
115g dark chocolate
300g sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/2 tsp orange essence
2 eggs
140g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
100g chopped white chocolate
handful of marshmallows (chopped)

180 degrees, 35 minutes 

Makes 12

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line an 18" square tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt the butter and chocolate in a pan on a medium heat.
3. Once melted, leave to cool a little. Then add the sugar and essences. 
4. Mix the eggs in one at a time.
5. Sift in the flour and the cocoa powder and fold into the mixture.
6. Fold in the chopped white chocolate and the marshmallows.
7. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
8. Leave to cool a little, then cut into 12 (or whatever floats your boat).

Monday, 1 July 2013


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Healthy Muffins


½ cup muesli
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 tsp baking powder
½ cup chopped nuts (I used hazelnuts and pecans)
½ raisins
½ cup sugar
1 mashed banana
1 chopped nectarine
1 diced apple
4 chopped strawberries
1 egg
¾ cup milk

180 degrees, 25 minutes

Makes 12

1.       Preheat oven to 180 degrees and put muffin cases in the muffin tray.
2.       Combine all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
3.       Combine all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl and stir thoroughly.
4.       Pour the wet ingredients into the dry first stirring and then mixing with an electric hand whisk (you don’t have to; I just think it mixes better).
5.       Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases (about 1 ½ tbsp each).
6.       Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
7.       Leave to cool for a bit.

8.       Eat those scrummy guilt-free muffins! (maybe not all at once... sharing is good too...)