Baking is my therapy. I find it very soothing to create something out of flour, sugar and butter, surrendering to the process and then enjoying the fruits of my labour at the end of it all. Which means that I generally prefer to bake 'easy' things; lovely layer cakes with fancy decoration or elaborate patisserie creations rarely find their way out of my kitchen. Instead, simple bakes like brownies and blondies are my go to. They don't involve a whole lot of brain power, or washing up, which makes them the perfect cure for what ails you. Whilst a really good fudgey brownie is a thing of beauty, sometimes it can be fun to mix it up a bit, so I've pulled together my favourite brownie and blondie recipes for you to try...
Win friends and compliments with these super simple brownies. Best of all, they don't use the whole bar, so you can still sneak a few triangles whilst you're baking...
Rhubarb is my jam, and it's still just in season - so make these quick! You could substitute for strawberries, if rhubarb is hard to come by - but you just can't beat those beautiful pink stalks when you find them!
Mini Eggs are basically crack to me, which makes these brownies very dangerous indeed.
Don't compromise when catering for vegan friends; these vegan brownies don't use any unusual ingredients (by which I mean, you won't have to make a special trip to the health food shop) and are just as fudgey as 'regular' brownies.
Simple, summery and full of fresh raspberries that burst in every bite. Don't give these all away, or you'll regret it!
Ginger, lime and rum all come together to make these brownies a bit of a tastes sensation. A little bit unusual; a lot more-ish.
Sometimes it's best to let your ingredients do the talking. Browning butter brings out a delicious nutty flavour that's the star of these simple blondies.