In The Kitchen :: Chocolate Brownies

It goes without saying that I love cake. I mean, who doesn’t? But baking cakes, now there’s another story. Because truth be told, I have never been one to measure ingredients meticulously. I’m sure this comes from watching my mum cook the best food I have ever eaten, but when you ask her what she put it in it, she’ll always say “ah it was easy, I just threw them in”. There are scales in my parent’s house but they are hidden behind the bread bin, almost inaccessible and hardly get used at all. But with cakes, as Mary Berry would concur, there’s no winging it. It pays to be meticulous, which is where I always fall down.

But this week, with the weather being a bit cloudy – I decided it might be fun to try a bit of baking. You might have already seen our first attempt at baking…pretty it was not, but Emma loved it and so we set about making chocolate brownies that we could all enjoy with some ice cream! This is my other half and my stepson’s favourite so I thought it would be a lovely surprise for them in the evening.



This recipe was a very easy one, even for a baking novice! I adapted it from a recipe by the lovely Harriet at Life With Mrs Lee, which was featured in the Wren Kitchens ‘Little Kitchen Big Ideas’ book. There is a free download of this book available via their blog. I decided to use extra milk chocolate instead of white chocolate and didn’t add raspberries – although this was because I forgot to pick them up, I think they would make a lovely addition.


200g dark chocolate

200g milk chocolate

175g unsalted butter

325g caster sugar

130g plain flour

3 eggs


-Simply preheat your oven to 170 degrees, and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

-Put the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water and melt.

-Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, before adding in the flour.

-Add the eggs one at a time and stir until smooth.

-Finally pour into your lined tin and bake from apporximately 40 minutes until it is flaky on top and soft in the centre. Leave the brownie to sit before diving in!




The little lady absolutely loved baking these and it was fab to introduce her to something new! We did both experience a bit of an intense sugar crash after taste-testing the whole way through, but I think that’s just part of the fun. Let me know if you have any favourite recipes in the comments below 🙂


  1. August 10, 2016 / 8:09 am

    You used posh chocolate, fancy! I’m the same – with cooking I chuck in a bit of this and a lot of that but baking is more of an exact science. Always prefer my brownies warmed up, gooey, with ice cream. Emma looks like she’s loving life as always Xx

  2. August 10, 2016 / 9:18 am

    As you know I also have a difficult relationship with measuring ingredients, which is why I find baking to be a bit touch and go, but this looks easy and fab, and I’m sure Piglet would love them as much as Emma! #tribe
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  3. August 10, 2016 / 10:23 am

    Gorgeous pictures and the brownies look delightful! I always mean to buy the stuff and make them but then I forget, I love them so much and shop bought ones are just not the same. Thanks for reminding me! #BloggersClukUK
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  4. Meagan
    August 10, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    They look delicious, and Emma certainly looked to enjoy them! I remember those scales behind the bread bin at The Travers, I reckon I’m the only one who’s cooked in that kitchen and had to resort to using them!! Lots of love beauty

  5. August 11, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Oh these look great, and what great photos. Clem enjoys baking too, so we will definitely try this recipe out next time.x
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  6. August 12, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Oh Iv just started baking with my little lady and she really seems to enjoy it, well licking the bowl anyway. She will absolutely love these so definitely one to try, looks nice and simple too – perfect. #bloggerclubuk
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  7. August 13, 2016 / 8:27 am

    I love brownies!!! These photos are fabulous, love seeing little ones get involved in baking 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

  8. August 19, 2016 / 5:14 am

    Tasty and fun – looks like she enjoyed the entire experience 🙂 🙂

  9. August 21, 2016 / 11:55 pm

    You can never beat a delicious home-made brownie can you? I really need to start baking a bit more! I do love it! I’m glad you and Emma had fun 🙂 xxx
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  10. October 14, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    So easy and they look delicious! I could easily eat a whole plate of them right now. Your little girl is adorable!! #foodiefriday

  11. October 17, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm these look so good and with half term coming up next week they will be perfect for the kids to make ! #FoodieFriday
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  12. October 19, 2016 / 10:43 am

    How cute is Emma! You can’t beat a good gooey Brownie, they look delicious ! #foodiefriday

  13. October 20, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    Firstly…brownies YUM!! Secondly I couldnt concentrate on the brownies because OMG how cute does Emma look… she looks mega happy!
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