Wednesday, June 8, 2011

♥ mucking famazing chocolate brownies ♥

we're heading to the mountains this coming weekend to celebrate my mucking famazing husbands birthday. there's no electricity, no cellphone reception - pretty much no anything! we have to pack everything ourselves and take everything we might possible need with us.

so as soon as they boys started taking about braai wood and how to keep the ice frozen the whole weekend, i obviously started thinking about how to keep our tummies nice and full! can't imagine anything worse than being stranded in what could very easily be the set of a horror movie and that without foodies - sweet and savoury obviously!

so to start the list of recipes i'll be making in preparation for this coming weekend, i just had to start with the love of my life's fav! he is the birthday boy after all!

serves 16 

what you'll need...
1 cup water
125g margarine
½ cup oil
¼ cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp bicarb
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 eggs
1 cup pecan nuts, finely chopped 

what you'll do... 
1. Melt and blend the water, margarine, oil and cocoa in the microwave.
2. Add the sugar, flour and salt. Whisk together.
3. Add the bicarb, vanilla essence and eggs.
4. Beat with an electric beater for about three minutes.
5. Add the chopped nuts and mix throughout.
6. Pour into a greased Swiss roll pan and cook for 20-30 minutes at 180°C.
To make the icing:

melt 62.5g margarine, 2 tablespoons cocoa and 2½ tablespoons milk in the microwave, then add 2½ cups icing sugar. 
More milk may be needed if icing is not runny enough. Cut the cake when cold, after spreading icing when hot.

come on everybody... lick those lips! teehee!

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