Christmas brownies | Hello! Hooray!

Christmas brownies

Hello friends! Sorry for being a bit quiet here lately – the weeks are just going by so fast! Not long until I go back to the day job so I’m enjoying every moment with Little One. Have you made any Christmassy plans? I’ve been working on a few handmade bits that I can’t share with you yet…and also doing a bit of baking. I love trying out new recipes for Christmas each year, and this one is so good. These Christmas brownies are the perfect treat – the fruit, nuts, hint of spice and brandy all work so well with the chocolate. They really are a taste of Christmas! Even Tom enjoyed them and he’s not usually a fan of fruit and nuts, so that’s saying something!Β  Read More

Hummingbird Bakery Brownies | Hello! Hooray!

The Hummingbird Bakery Traditional Brownie

This week I have my last class with my English students, and as a special treat I’ve decided to make them some cake. I couldn’t decide what to make, and ended up with two choices – the first is chocolate brownies (I know, not really cake, but they will be easy for me to carry into work and I thought that a big cake is difficult to cut into 15 pieces!). This is the best recipe that I’ve found and it comes from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook – it’s tried and tested, simple and works every time. The trick is to use the best quality dark chocolate that you can find to make them super chocolatey, so I used Green and Black’s 85% dark chocolate. I also invested in a proper brownie pan, which has been well worth it. Yum!

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