Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ruby's "Boots" Cake (Dora)

My gorgeous niece Ruby turned 2 today. She requested a "Boots" cake. For those of you without children or kiddos older than 5, Boots is a character from Dora The Explorer. I myself had to do some research!

Happy birthday sweet Ruby xxx

Friday, June 19, 2009

The World's Best Brownie?

Yeah I know BIG call!

Who doesn't love a Brownie!? Most people have clear preferences to how they like their brownies. I like mine fudgy and chewy... not moist and cakey. I have a REALLY sweet tooth and I came across this recipe a while ago and haven't found one I like better (although that doesn't stop me trying new recipes).

Be warned, it is not for the faint hearted..... or calorie counters!

(Recipe comes from a well known bakery here in NZ)

Pandoro's Chocolate Brownie recipe

100 g cocoa
200 g butter, melted
400g or 2 cups caster sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
90 g flour
1 tsp baking powder
200 g chocolate chips

Sift cocoa into a large mixing bowl. Add melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix to a smooth paste. Sift in flour and baking powder, and then add chocolate chips. Pour mixture into a 20cm x 30 cm Swiss Roll pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 150 degrees C for 65 minutes.

Cool in pan

Friday, June 5, 2009

"Mum I forgot to tell you....

There is a bake sale at school."

I am thankful for

- over-ripe bananas sitting in the fruit bowl
- the last 2 eggs in the carton
- and left over flowers sitting in my cupboard!