Yesterday was such a busy day and I didn’t manage to grab an early night because I had so much to do. I baked some new ideas, rewrote the Easter Treats recipe book and republished it on Amazon. I have now republished my first two recipe books and they are so much better than before.
What I baked yesterday was a big hit with the children and husband (in fact it has all gone) so today I need to add one of the new bakes, the Oreo Brownies to my webshop and maybe add a new offer of some description. These would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. The Oreo Brownies would be a lovely gift for the love of your life – I may even make a heart shaped one for my husband as his Valentine treat. These trays of Oreo Brownies will be available for collection from my door, if you live locally or for postal delivery so get ordering. You have until the 12th February to order for delivery on time through the post.
A tray of 12 bitesize pieces will cost £6.00 (not including postage) or the offer available soon will be two trays for £10.00 (not including postage).
I will be making these brownies with other toppings so as Turkish delight, Rolos, Maltesers, Flake, and so on, so watch this space for more details. Also, I am going to make them gluten and egg free so they will suit other diets but I will need to make sure the toppings are suitable to for different dietary requirements.
Nutritionally, the Oreo Brownies are quite high in calories, sugar, fat and carbohydrate per bite sized piece. However, as a treat once in a while it isn’t that bad.
- Calories 216.5
- Total Fat 12.2 g
- Saturated Fat 4.3 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
- Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g
- Cholesterol 34.6 mg
- Sodium 140.2 mg
- Potassium 113.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 25.9 g
- Dietary Fibre 1.8 g
- Sugars 9.9 g
- Protein 3.5 g
My family had a piece for dessert last night after their dinner, then two of them packed a piece in their packed lunches this morning. I think it was my husband who helped himself to more than one piece this morning for his snack at work but he is allowed a treat as he runs everyday of the week. He will just burn it off, no doubt.
The other bake I made yesterday was a mixture of brownie pieces as I had a large tray to use up, fresh popcorn as I used my daughter’s Christmas present and lots of Maltesers. I was going to use marshmallows but decided to use popcorn instead as it is something different and one of my daughters doesn’t like marshmallows. I am so thoughtful- hahaha!!
I am going to call this bake Brownie Road as it is based on Rocky Road and I am adding the recipe today. This recipe used a dark chocolate ganache so it is my celebration for “National Dark Chocolate Day”.
[lt_recipe name=”Brownie Road” servings=”12″ prep_time=”15M” cook_time=”25M” total_time=”45M” difficulty=”Easy” summary=”You can use whatever treats you want in this recipe. Nutritionally, one slice contains 222 calories, 11.6g total fat (15% daily total fat), 27.7g total carbohydrate (10% daily total carbohydrate), 2.3g fibre (8% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet). ” print=”yes” image=”https://www.love-to-bake.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/brownieroad2.jpg” ingredients=”For the brownies:;80g soft margarine;40g cocoa;100g caster sugar;60g plain flour;0.5tsp baking powder;2 eggs;For the ganache:;150g dark chocolate;25g water;Maltesers;Popcorn” ]Preheat the oven to Gas 4.;Line a small rectangular tray.;In a pan, weigh out the soft margarine.;Melt the margarine and remove from the heat.;Add the caster sugar and cocoa then mix together.;Add the eggs and mix together.;Add the plain flour and baking powder and mix together.;Transfer to the baking tray;Bake for 25 minutes till firm to touch.;Cut into bitesize pieces.;Arrange in the tray haphazardly.;Add the popcorn and Maltesers.;To make the ganache:;In a pan, melt the dark chocolate with the water, stirring constantly.;Pour over the brownie mix.;Decorate the top with more popcorn and Maltesers.;Leave to set in the fridge.;Cut into bitesize pieces.;[/lt_recipe]
I haven’t made any Cake Pops today even though I love making them as I don’t have any chocolate left – I used it all yesterday. In the past, in my market days I made Cake Pops everyday and I would decorate them differently for different celebrations such as Halloween when I would make witches, ghosts, pumpkins and at Christmas I would make snowmen and baubles and at Easter I would make chicks and rabbits.
Tomorrow, I am making my daughter’s birthday cake which is to go with us to her party treat on Sunday. Nothing to difficult – a Rainbow Cake which I think I know how to bake and I have already had a trial run for her actual birthday cake. She is like the Queen having two birthdays – hehehe! My trial run by her request was some Rainbow Cupcakes which I made and then from there decided how I could make them better so tomorrow will be the true test.