Frugal is the last word you’d associate with a rich, gooey brownie, but these brownies are a thrifty treat. Relative to other brownie recipes, these are quite low in butter. They are also chocolate free, that is the chocolateyness comes entirely from cocoa. You’d never tell it was a frugal recipe – dark, treacly, chocolatey, gooey. All the brownie buzzwords.
If it isn’t clear from the photos, these Tahini and halva brownies have the crisp topping and by jove, the underneath hits that sweet spot between fudgey and cakey. Hallelu. They are undeniably rich but the nutty sesame balances the brownie, making them more moreish than most brownies. Without restraint, these hollows legs of mine would be full of halva brownies in no time.
Well, if any time is right to turn to both the domestic Goddess’ cookbooks and flourless baking – it is this time. These flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are from Nigella’s oft stated ‘healthy’ cookbook. Well, there are some dairy and gluten free options, but this isn’t a diet […]
This recipe was truly born from necessity. Inspired by all the banana bread baking I’ve been witnessing, I’ve been stocking up on bananas, with the full knowledge that they won’t be eaten as is. This is nothing new. My dilemma was a lack of plain flour and an abundance of lacto-fermented blueberries, from an optimistic ferment-happy afternoon a few weeks ago.
Claire Ptak claims not to like Banana Bread or Carrot Cake and both were left off her bakery menu for a long time despite them being the most requested items. I can only say that consumerism works because I am so grateful that Claire relented and gave us a banana bread recipe.
I have always found a chocolate chip cookie a bit overrated. They were always either too bendy, like those 5 for a pound, supermarket bakery cookies that almost bend in half before they snap, or too brittle like a classic pack of Maryland Cookies. Despite never being a huge cookie fan, I bought Claire Ptak’s The Violet Bakery Cookbook for this recipe.
Continuing my devotion to Meera Sodha’s The New Vegan column in the Guardian, I have just finished eating my third batch of the salted miso brownies that were posted a while back. Brownies are a contentious item – the debates about cakey vs fudgey are unending. My perfect brownie is […]
I am definitely in a bit of a baking frenzy at the moment, last week I made three different loaf cakes in a 48 hour period (including this Dense chocolate loaf cake) – this reignited passion for baking is certainly not conducive to my healthy eating. I also ordered a […]
Rocky road is one of those treats that appeals to all. A medley of chocolate and other niceties, divided into minute portions that no one really adheres to. It is a sweet treat for overeating, not being calorie conscious. Growing up in the 90s, Rocky Road seemed almost exotic. Americana […]
I first made this sweet n’ salty Honey Pie at a little dinner party I held to celebrate the launch of Nigella Lawson’s last book, Simply Nigella. I reviewed the book and the Honey Pie in a now defunct blog – both the book and the pie received glowing praise […]