Just a weird observation, could be purely coincidental or it could be my brain has been trying to tell me something all along.
Travelling up to the lakes in november, I had an old favourite song from my emo days stuck in my head – the most prolific lyric being “i’ve got a bad feeling about this”. That lyric then twirled round my head for the following few weeks, even with me when I went back to the hotel for the third and final time. Just noticed now I’m home, it’s gone.
They do say once an emo kid, always an emo kid
Going to be making my own version of this vimto cake recipe in the next few weeks for my other halfs birthday…results and final recipe will be posted (fingers crossed, if it works!)
When I’m having a bad head day, need a big sulk and something really gluttonous to make me feel a little better this is ALWAYS my go to recipe. They’re the ultimate naughty treat; they’re gooey, oozy, chocolaty, rich and comforting. Something so good you’ll want to tell everyone about it but not share a bit. Like a big bear hug from someone forbidden.
In the brownie mix I tend to swap the caster sugar for a muscavado for a chewier richer brownie.
For the cookie base:
- 110g butter
- 110g caster sugar
- 65g light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 275g flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 100g milk chocolate chips
- 2 packs oreos
For the brownie:
- 115g Dark chocolate
- 225g butter
- 350g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 50g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- A few drops of vanilla extract
- First make the cookie base by creaming together the butter and sugars until soft, then add the egg and mix well.
- Add the flour, baking powder and chocolate chips and fold in well.
- Spread the cookie dough along the bottom of a grease proof paper covered brownie tin and top with oreos.
- Then to make the brownie mixture, melt the chocolate and butter in a bain marie.
- Whisk the sugar and eggs together in a large bowl until they have trebled in volume.
- Sieve the flour and cocoa powder in to the mixture, then pour in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and mix together.
- Pour the brownie mixture over the cookies, pop in the oven for 40 minutes at 180 degrees.