All posts tagged: weekend baking

Lemon and Rosemary Drizzle Cake Recipe

“You ran from Webmley?!”, exclaimed the friendly apron clad woman. Yes, we replied, seeing full well that she thought we were crackers. We had risen at 8.30am on a Saturday morning and ran through the windy sleet and snow to view a couple of marble tops that were listed on eBay not too far from where we live. Jack had forced me into my running gear and I plodded along the street behind him feeling a serious bout of misery coming on. It’s late March and barely above freezing. We had planned to frolick with friends this weekend but the weather is putting a stop to our will to venture out of our comfort zone. We arrived home and I was thoroughly miserable. We cooked a delicious breakfast of eggs poached in tomatoes, which brightened up my mood slightly but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon a magical video by Nigel Slater that my day really started to kick into gear. I watched Nigel, sat on the floor with my back against the radiator, mouth …

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 …