Friday, 15 August 2014

Amazing brownies

I managed to bake this week! I was feeling a little bit off, and had planned to go to the gym but ended up baking instead.

When I said I wanted to bake, I was quized. Will it have bananas in? Will it have any strange/unusual ingredients? I guess that recently I've made a few banana-y things (leftover bananas in non-tasty cookies and a recipe for double chocolate fudge banana muffins which were pretty awful) and the sweet potato cookies were a bit unusual, but delicious, so the comments were fair. I was told that something chocolatey is always a safe bet, so made some chocolate cherry brownies.

So here we go - I even remembered to take a (bad) photo!

These were delicious. I used some chocolate cherry cocoa powder that I'd bought from Sugar and Crumbs which smelt amazing when it was opened. I also used the recipe from the website for the brownies, but left the in the oven a bit longer than it said to - I think my tin is a bit on the small side, so they ended up being very tall and taking a while to bake through.

They've gone down a treat. In fact, I've had to cut them in half to bring more into work today!

I'm now really looking forward to playing with my icing sugars, and will hopefully make some cakes this weekend (I still have lots of eggs to use up). If the cocoa pwder is anything to go by then they'll be delicious!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Small update

It's been a while since I last posted... I've not been in much of a crafty mood lately, and so haven't been doing much. His Hotness is coming along slowly, but it's tricky to see anything yet so I've not taken any pictures.

I've also been working on my Sprite Stitch swap gift - which was a bit of a disaster! It turned out far too small, so I've gone back to the drawing board. If in doubt, try again but with something you know. Supplies have been ordered and arrived on Saturday, so I'll probably make a start on it tonight. Lots of folk seem to be sending out their swap gifts, and I'm feeling majorly behind! Hopefully it'll kick me into gear and get me back into crafting.

M'aiq's face is now complete, and I've started work on the hood. It's slow going!

Hopefully another update soon, with pics if I get chance. I've got lots of eggs to use up this week (how we've ended up with 15 eggs that need using I have no idea) so there may even be cake pictures - if I remember! Most of the time I bake and forget to take photos/decide they aren't photo worthy.