I wanted to share one of my all-time favourite baking treats with you – Donna Hay’s Stand-by Brownies. I love that these are so easy to make and can be made using simple items from your pantry and fridge. This is another favourite from Donna Hay’s Fast, Fresh, Simple Cookbook. LOVE this book!
Firstly you melt the following in a saucepan:
- caster sugar and
- A Melting Pot of YUM! -
Then when it’s cooled slightly, you add it to:
- Plain Flour,
- Eggs and
- Vanilla Extract.
- Kitchen Aid Doing it's thing -
Then you simply pop it in a lined tray and into the oven. How easy is that?
- Glossy Batter -
About 35 minutes later…
- Out of the Oven -
Then finally, the brownies sprinkled with icing sugar, and ready to eat…
- YUM! -
What are your easy, sweet baking treats?
To welcome Spring into our lives, today we enjoyed our weekly Mother’s Group get-together in the park. It was so lovely to “sit” with our (very mobile) babies and chat about the week’s events. I made Donna Hay’s Raspberry Muffins. I omitted the white chocolate, as my cupboard was lacking any white chocolate morsels, so I just used the frozen raspberries that I always have in my freezer (that reminds me, I need to put them on my shopping list – I can’t bare to be without them).
- The love of my life; My Kitchen Aide -
- Donna Hay’s Raspberry Muffins; from her latest cook-book ‘Fast, Fresh, Simple’ -
To make them look more ‘muffin-like’ I just cut out small squares of baking paper and lined the muffin tin prior to spooning in the mixture. They were a real hit – with the mothers, the babies and even the husband who devoured the final two that I brought home.