Baking for Brownie Points

To complement the walk I led last Sunday (and, coincidentally, wrote about in my previous post), I decided to do some baking, as it was very much appreciated by a large group on another walk in April.

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I’d never baked brownies before and so, I fancied having ago…

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Easter Cake 2015

There are several food and baking-related posts that I have ready to feed you with right now, that it’s hard to know exactly where to start…

My instinct tells me to begin chronologically and work my way forward from there – my gut however, tells me that you can never go wrong with cake, especially when it’s chocolate!!

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It’s Definitely Not Terry’s…

August was a month of many birthdays and it provided me with two opportunities to bake cakes for people. At the end of the month, I attempted to bake a chocolate orange cake in time for my sister’s birthday (it’s another BBC Good Food recipe). She likes chocolate oranges AND she likes cake… I was hardly going to bake something using green tea and KitKats!

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Cake No.2

My mum’s birthday came and went very recently and following the success of the chocolate cake-bake for my own birthday bake in March, I decided some time ago that I would be baking a white chocolate [mum’s favourite] cake for this occasion.

Yes, FOUR bars of white chocolate!

Above, you can see all of the ingredients I used (excluding the kitchen cleaner and bottle of olive oil!). Almost every item could be purchased from my local Lidl store, with the exception of only buttermilk and vanilla essence. There’s a chance you could find these in a larger Lidl but, while I was shopping elsewhere with no more than a basket in hand, I decided to buy myself a new liquid measuring jug – one with a scale you can easily read without the need for backlighting!

This recipe is not my own. If you’d like to see it for yourself then please follow the link to All Recipes‘ website.

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Cake Day

You probably weren’t to know, as I haven’t been shouting or raving about it this year, but Monday 31st was my 29th birthday. Yes, just one last year to go before I kiss my younger days goodbye! To celebrate this occasion, I took a couple of days off work and set myself the intention of baking a cake on one of them. It seemed to go hand-in-hand with my newly-found interest in cooking… And I do love cake!

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