Rocky road, raspberry brownies
My second baking challenge from Betty Crocker about easy baking was brownies. Everyone likes brownies and I think most of us have a favourite recipe. I couldn’t resist having a look around my cupboards for additional ingredients to pimp them up a little. I really like the all in one mix and all I add is egg, water and vegetable oil, in this case rapeseed oil so no need for butter and a big shop for baking ingredients. It is all quite neat and the flour doesn’t seem to have that spreading effect it usually has.
This was a chocolate fudge brownie and they looked like this on the packet.
I did figure I could achieve that. A look around the cupboards and the fridge got me mini marshmallows, pecan nuts, Varlhorna chocolate and a punnet or fresh raspberries about to expire. I didn’t want to choose so I thought it would all be nice in a brownie. This is what makes me a terrible baker, I can’t help change just a few things and sometimes it just doesn’t work.
I think Varlhorna is one of the most amazing chocolates in the world and I always try to use it when I bake, the flavour really stands out.
Follow the instructions on the packet and when the mix is done gently fold in the additional ingredients, is using.
Once all this was done I realised that I didn’t have a brownie baking tin. After a brief panic I decided to use two cake tins. It worked a treat and chocolate smell wafting from the oven around the house was quite irresistible.
Let the brownie cool and then cut it up in to portions. I made it in to a dessert with a little cream and a raspberry. M thinks that reviewing Betty Crocker easy baking products is great.
I loved the basic flavour and it worked very well with the marshmallows, pecan nuts and raspberries. The little nuggets of additional chocolate was so good and I was pleased how easy it was to make the brownies “your own”. Simply add what you like and it is still delicious and easy to bake. The only mystery is that the marshmallows must have melted, they were nowhere to be seen but it didn’t really matter because it was so good.