All posts tagged: easy baking

Sticky Black Gingerbread

Another day, another recipe. A girl that I used to work with made a fantastic batch of gingerbread for a Macmillan coffee morning competition that we held in the office last year. She took the recipe from the Leiths School Baking Bible and won the competition hands down. Her prize was a delightful bottle of Laurent Perrier champagne, lucky girl. So, inspired by her fantastic baking, I decided to bake a batch myself. I have the book that she used at home and it had been sitting dormant on the shelf for a while so I put it to good use! I adapted my recipe to include nutmeg, which worked really well! The result is a light, airy and fluffy gingerbread – It is best left for a day so that the flavour really has time to kick in. Ingredients 225g butter 225g dark muscovado sugar 225 black treacle 290ml full fat milk 340g plain flour 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 eggs, …

Mayonnaise Chocolate Brownies

A really good advertising campaign has recently caught my eye and I’m sure it has caught the eye of a few other women too. I bake at least twice a week and since I don’t have an office of hungry, sweet toothed girls to share my creations with anymore, a lot more of it goes into my own stomach. Now while my tastebuds and stomach may not be complaining, my waist line might be! My first ever batch of brownies was what started my roller coaster ride filled with sugar, flour, butter, eggs, sugar and chocolate. So when I saw the advert for using mayonnaise instead of butter, I was very intrigued. Normally I don’t like to mess – it took me a while to come to terms with chocolate cake baked with beetroot but when I eventually tasted it, I realised that it was amazing and you couldn’t taste the beetroot at all. These Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Green & Blacks chocolate brownies are gooey, chocolatey, absolutely delicious, so easy to bake and 55% lower …