These chocolate brookies (inspiration taken from Gourmet Getaways) are heavenly and have gone down so well with my housemates this afternoon – the perfect treat on a lazy Sunday! INGREDIENTS: 350g plain cooking chocolate Small bag of chocolate chips Mini marshmallows 45g butter 3 x eggs 240g caster sugar 80g plain flour 1 x teaspoon of baking powder METHOD: 1. Either in a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the butter and cooking chocolate together.  2. In a separate, larger, bowl, sieve in the flour and baking powder, crack and stir in the…

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On Sunday afternoon my boyfriend’s Mum and Dad hosted a lovely family BBQ and I was in charge of desserts. I’ve made these chocolate brownies quite a few times and have adapted the recipe to make the perfect brownie; soft, gooey, chocolatey goodness. INGREDIENTS Butter – 175g Good quality dark chocolate (I use this one) – 200g Cocoa Powder (this one is my favourite) – 80g Plain Flour – 100g Golden Caster Sugar – 300g White chocolate – 100g Eggs – 4 large ones Créme fraîche – perfect for serving when the brownies are hot! METHOD Preheat the oven to 180C and…

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I am currently coming to the end of my first year at university (only four exam-filled weeks left!) and so I thought I would share a few, simple things that I would personally class as having been absolute essentials for the past nine or so months. 1. Photos. The first thing I did when I moved into to my new, university dorm was decorate. Obviously, there isn’t much you can do if you want your security deposit back at the end of the year, so instead the best way that I found to really make my room my own was…

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