I went to the Fabric Guild and it was pretty awesome. I got loads of fat quarters at 99p each, and though they didn’t have Alexander Henry or Amy Butler fabrics, they had pretty much all of Makower’s ranges and lots of other stuff, including small prints and plains that would be damn useful. I was going to take a picture on my phone but it was quite dark inside the warehouse and I didn’t want to upset anyone as I wasn’t handed my membership card ’til the end.
Before I went this morning though, I baked some brownies. These are so good (if I do say so myself) so I thought I’d share my recipe. It’s no nuts, because we prefer them that way but this is good news for you out there with nut allergies…
- 150g butter (I use 1/3 Kerrygold Honey Butter, but this is optional)
- 200g dark chocolate
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 175g caster sugar
- 55g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC, 350º F, Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a baking tin or do what I do and use a silicone one so you don’t need to faff with this.
- Melt the butter with 55g of the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water.
- Beat the eggs with the sugar in another bowl, then sift in the flour, and baking powder. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture, and beat together until well blended.
- Chop the remaining 145g chocolate into rough chunks and stir into the brownie mixture. Spoon and spread the mix in the tin.
- Bake for about 30 minutes, the cake should begin to shrink slightly from the sides of the tin.