Chocolate & Raspberry Brownie

IMAG0019 copyEver had a real hankering to make a particular dish? That’s exactly what happened to me on Saturday morning. I decided to make a cake to bring along to the farmer’s market(for the stall holders) and had a real hankering for chocolate and raspberry brownies. So I went online and looked for a recipe. I really liked the look of the brownies on the Good Food website and just had to make them! Only thing was, I wanted to make them square… or rather I wanted to use my square tin, which meant that the brownies would be extra thick. I also had no idea how long to cook them for as the timing in the original recipe would be of no use, what with them being in a different sized pan. You’d think that would phase me…you’d be wrong. I often do crazy things like that. It wasn’t my first time and it certainly won’t be my last!

So how did I work out how long to cook the brownies for you ask. Well, knowing full well that the 30 mins cooking time in the original recipe would not be enough, I figured I would cook for 30 mins, shuggle the pan to see how wobbly the mixture was and from there work out how much longer it needed to stay in the oven. Worked like a charm! It took a whole hour to cook the brownies and the resulting brownie was gooey in the middle and chewy/crusty on the outside.

I literally took it out the oven and brought it straight down to the farmer’s market. It was still warm when it was cut and it was delicious! I loved making it so much, I made another batch when I got home!!

Cranachan Cupcakes – Burn’s Night Treat

 I made these lovely cupcakes for M’s charity bake sale which happened to fall on Burn’s Night. So, of course I had to make something that just screams SCOTTISH. And what’s more scottish/traditional than cranachan? For those of you who don’t know, Cranachan is a traditional scottish dessert made with oats, raspberries, cream, honey and…