Apart from the White chocolate blondies I made here I have never baked brownies, I think its because they’re one of those things that needs to be gooey and super chocolatey else it can easy resemble a dry chocolate cake.
I came across a recipe for S’more brownies from ‘In the Kitchen with Kate’ and had to test it for myself! The result, super delicious chocolate brownies with a twist so I had to share…
For the biscuit layer
- 200g Digestive biscuits
- 125g Unsalted melted butter
For the Brownie mix
- 115g Unsalted butter
- 150g Dark chocolate
- 190g Brown sugar
- 130g Caster sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla essence
- 4 Large eggs
- 140g Plain flour
- Large or mini marshmallows
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 and line/ greese a square tin
- Crush your digestives and add the melted 125g butter, mix thoroughly and set aside
- Melt the 115g butter along with the 150g dark chocolate together in a bowl over boiling water
- Once melted take it off the heat and mix in your 2 sugars
- Add the vanilla and eggs and whisk well until its a shiny consistency
- Sift in flour and stir but be careful NOT to over mix
- Pour the mixture into the tin and then add the biscuit butter crumbs
- Bake for 30 minutes
- Spread the marshmallows on top and bake for a further 5-10 minutes
- Leave to cool and then slice!
Let me know or tag my Instagram or twitter if you bake these!!
Love Harriet x
I wrote back in March about my love for mothers day (here) so it only seems right that we give our fathers and also our husbands who are fathers a big pat on the back too and what better way than Fathers day…
As much as I love celebrating Mum, I’d love to celebrate and thank my Dad and also thank Ian for being such an amazing dad to Sonny. Whilst thinking about this post it struck me how lucky I am to even feel inspired enough to write a post like this. So many people I know (or have met along the way) aren’t close to their dads, they didn’t have a strong presence in their life which makes me sad but also lucky that I feel close to the males in my life and value the importance of fathers just as much as mothers.
I have a lot of character traits similar to my dad, I have always admired his hard work and determination along with his passion for family time, making sure we catch up and socialise with each other, I really enjoy spending time with him and Sonny loves his granddad too!
I also need to say how lucky Sonny is to have a dad like Ian, not many dads seem as secure or confident with their baby/toddler and I have witnessed many dads panic at the thought of being left alone entertaining them, not Ian! Sonny and Ian have so much fun together on their own, some amazing bonding time and Ian is not afraid to parent just as much as me! I am obviously very thankful when they go off on a swimming date together and leave me with a little peace. Sonny has such a fantastic role model and I wouldn’t want to parent with anyone else!
Big love to the dads who are doing a good job, I still think unfortunately there are many who could take a lesson from you!
Love Harriet x
Date night, I love the idea but am crap at following up the concept! Ian and I last had a ‘date’ back in January for his birthday, we’ve since had valentines and my birthday both of which we opted for a cosy night in, they were lovely don’t get me wrong, nights in are my favourite after all but they quickly turn into us both being on our phones and becoming part of everyday routine.
It was time to get that over due date night in the diary and with the bank holiday approaching it was a perfect time for Sonny to enjoy sleeping at Grannies whilst we went out for some delish food and maybe the odd drink or two in the sunshine!
After having children the simple concept of just getting out of the door without a little one in tow is so strange, it feels so freeing! Dressing up is a nice feeling too, how often do we just get home and put our comfies on?? It was nice to get smartened up, get the lippie out and not having to take a massive rucksack with me!
For once our dinner time discussion wasn’t all about Sonny, it was phone free (apart from obligatory food pics) and relaxed.
Of course we promised ourselves we would book another one in and this time I’m determined to not leave it another 5months plus it doesn’t have to be an evening, a casual stroll childfree or a breakfast date would be just as nice!
Do you have any date night plans?
I used to be such a book worm until the last few years where I’ve hardly picked up a book or felt engaged enough to see one through, I could blame an over active brain juggling work and a toddler, come 7.30pm I just want to sit and not focus on anything..until now!
This year my birthday list included quite a few books that I fancied delving into. Estee Lalondes’ Bloom being one of them, mostly because it looked so pretty and a perfect asset to any coffee table! Giovanna Fletcher and Fearne Cotton well they are majorly on my girl crush list and both books so different but equally intrigued me!
I read Bloom in a day, I had some time to take from work and with Sonny in nursery, the light hearted and beautifully presented book was so easy to read. I loved the variety of sections detailing Estée’s life and experiences plus growing up at a similar time meant so much of it was relatable and the references I totally got! The photos are as you expect, gorgeous! I totally recommend this as an easy flick through book especially if your in you mid to late (ahem) twenties.
After a hectic day last week, I could feel I needed to unwind and one of the best ways to do this is to get my bake on! I came across this easy recipe for Mars bar slices and we know I LOVE anything chocolatey and simple. I added my own twist to make it welllll even more..Chocolatey!
- 4 Cups of Rice Crispies
- 4 x Mars bars
- 75g Butter
- 1 tbs Golden syrup
- 400g Milk chocolate
- Melt the butter, 2 of the mars bars (chopped up) and syrup in a bowl over a low heat
- Stir in the crispies and mix well so all is combined
- Press mixture into a lined tin and refrigerate until firm
- Melt chocolate in a bowl on a low heat then spread over the crispie base
- Sprinkle remaining chopped Mars bars and anything else you fancy to top the slice, I added mini Reese cups
- Refrigerate until firm
- Slice with a warm knife and enjoy!
Love Harriet x