It's tough being a new mum, but there are some things you can look forward to: cake. And lots of it. With a new little buddle of joy in your life there are things that need to be done, like feeding them every other hour as it seems. That means finding a café, sitting down and eating cake. You also need to contact other new mummies and sit in cafés and eat cake, whilst you chat about leaking boobs, nappy contents and sleep deprivation. But cake is the main focus (or maybe that's just me).
Luckily for the ladies of Beeston, Nottingham, there is Relish. A little gem hidden away on Chilwell High Road, (an absolute nightmare to get to with the current tram works) which always has the right cake to lift your day!
I recently persuaded Emma and Jenny to share their brownie recipe with me as I can't resist one with a coffee. I like them so much, I've never tried another cake! So now I can bring you a bit of Relish in the shape of their rich, chocolatey brownie - gorgeous!
Makes 1 tray of brownie
250g salted butter, softened
250g plain chocolate
10ml vanilla extract
335g caster sugar
135g plain flour
17g cocoa powder
Variation – choc orange brownies - add 1 tsp orange extract instead of vanilla and the zest of 1 orange
HOW TO MAKE:
Preheat oven to 160˚C and grease & line tin with baking parchment. Melt butter and chocolate together. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla in one bowl and put the flour and cocoa powder into another. When the chocolate mixture has fully melted, allow it to cool a little, then beat in the egg mixture, followed by the flour mix. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake for 25-30 mins. When it is ready, the top should be dried to a pale brown, but the middle should still be dark, dense and gooey. Leave to cool. Serve with sprinkle of icing sugar.
Thanks Emma and Jenny of Relish!
Other cakes are available!