Thursday, 25 September 2014

Baking for Macmillan

Tomorrow is the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan.  Macmillan is a marvellous charity that provides medical, emotional, practical and financial support for people diagnosed with cancer. My wonderful, caring sister is a palliative nurse so I know how hard the nurses work and what an invaluable service they provide.
The idea for a coffee morning started in 1990 when a local Macmillan fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning and it has now grown into a national event.  It is a good excuse to meet friends, have a coffee and cake and help a charity too.
Get baking and why not make these rich,  moresih, chocolate brownies.


200g dark chocolate
200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
50g  dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa

1.   Grease and line a cake tin or shallow pan with baking parchment. Heat the oven to 180/ Gas 4.
2.   Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over a very low heat, then leave to cool slightly.
3.   Whisk the eggs and both sugars together briefly in a large bowl then add the melted chocolate.
4.  Fold in the flour and cocoa.
5.  Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
6.  Cook at 180/ Gas 4 for 20 minutes or until the outside is cooked but the inside is still a little gooey.
7.  Leave to cool for a short time in the tin.

8.   Turn the cake out onto a board and cut into squares. 

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