229/365 Today I…am looking back on a lovely weekend

Today I am looking back over a lovely weekend. My beautiful daughter Hannah and her beau, Scott, came to visit.

We took Scott to Oxford on Saturday as he had never been there. We had a scrummy lunch in Pieminister in the famous covered market and then walked off the calories down to the castle area.

Here are Scott & Hannah in the stocks and me locked up for crimes against hairdressing.

It was Scott’s birthday last week, so to celebrate I made birthday brownies.

My tried and tested recipe is from a card I picked up in Sainsbury’s  in 2001. It has never let me down yet.

Triple Chocolate Brownies ( Birthday Brownies) IMG_0192

Makes 20

200g    Good Plain Chocolate
50g       Milk Chocolate
225g     Butter
4            medium eggs
325g     golden caster sugar
2x 5ml spoons vanilla essence
200g    White Chocolate
150g     Plain flour sifted
Pinch of salt

  • Preheat oven 180C /350F /Gas 4
  • Line a cake tin with parchment ( 28 x 18 cm)
  • In a glass bowl over a saucepan of hot water melt together the plain and milk chocolate with the butter [be careful not to let the bowl touch the water].
    Allow to cool slightly.
  • In another bowl beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
  • Roughly chop the white chocolate into chunky pieces.
  • Whisk the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate, then fold in the flour, salt and white chocolate chunks.
  • Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Keep checking, the top should be crisp and pale and the middle should be almost set.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack in the tin. Cut into 20 squares. Dust with icing sugar if desired.

Happy Birthday Scott!






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