The best-ever brownies

Published in The Usborne First Cookbook, I first discovered this recipe when I was about nine, and I haven’t looked back since. They’re incredibly easy to make and are by far the best brownies ever – I once had a full-on argument with my boyfriend because he’deaten the last one. Never come between a woman and her homemade brownies…Essential info:Oven: 180°/350°F/Gas mark 4Tin: Shallow oblong 18x28cm (7×11 inches)Ingredients:110g (4oz) butter110g (4oz) plain chocolate225g (8oz) caster sugar2 beaten eggs110g (4oz) plain flour½ tsp baking powder110g (4oz)…Continue Reading “The best-ever brownies”

Chocolate and Guinness cake

This chocolate and Guinness cake by the Hummingbird Bakery is possibly the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted. Big statement, I know – and possibly a biased one seeing as I baked it! But, as someone who will always choose traditional Victoria sponge over chocolate cake, this was a revelation, and I’m embarrassed to say, two of us polished it off in no less than four days.The recipe states that you need an electric whisk, but I’m happy to report that it turned out…Continue Reading “Chocolate and Guinness cake”