If any of you read my post about learning to make Chapatis in India: you’ll know I’m not a professional chef, but like to have a go. This weekend, inspired by a friend at work’s amazing rolo cake, I had a go at baking some RockyRoad style brownies. However, in true Cooley culinary style, I decided to deviate from the recipe and try something different (note: this is what happens when you go to the supermarket without looking at a cookbook first). It’s success is debatable and I most probably will not be taking it into work as it is distinctly refusing to be labelled as bonafide cake and preferring to sit somewhere between sticky dough and rocky road. Michelin star? No. Fun to make? Yes.
ps. If you guys can figure out where I went wrong and let me know, I can hopefully try again with a better success rate! I’m guessing it was too thick, but there could be a whole series of factors I’m missing here!
- 300g Chocolate
- 175g Butter
- 4 Eggs
- 200g Plain Flour
- 300g Caster Sugar
- Mini Marshmallows
- Shortbread bits (technical terminology)
1. Heat chocolate and butter together over simmering water until completely melted.
2. Stir in the sugar
3. Beat the eggs, and add gradually to the mixture.
4. Sieve in the flour gradually and continue to stir until there are no lumps.
5. Whack in whatever takes your fancy / was available in the supermarket, in this case, marshmallows, cherries and shortbready bits.
6. Line Baking tray with baking paper.
7. Pour mixture into tray.
8. Put tray into oven for approx 20 mins.
9. Be stared at longingly by dog. Proceed to lick spoon (away from dog).
It’s really that simple! Apart from the fact that I got it a bit wrong… that said, after 24 hours in the fridge they seemed to sort themselves out (ish).
There’s always next time I suppose…
Over and out,