Monday, 10 June 2013

Chocolate Brownie Cake pops

Well the choice was made, and baking we did this Monday. We ended up with no time for baking over the weekend. The choice of recipes was left to other half, who really fancied the brownie recipe, although i planned to modify it a little and add choc chips to keep the little tyke happy! This recipe has been half(ish) cooked, the rest is in the fridge for another day.

So far the mix has made 24 balls.

Update: the mix makes 38 balls in total. I left some mix in the fridge over night, then took it out, let it get to room temp & cooked for 5 mins as mix seemed stiffer. This made them nicer (my opinion, other half thought both were good). Let me know which you perfer! 

  • 1.5 cup self rising flour 
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup castor sugar 
  • 100g melted butter 
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa 
  • 1 medium banana mashed 
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds 
  • 1/4 cup choc chips 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • In a big bowl, Combine flour, oat, sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl. 
  • In another bowl, whisk together butter, milk, banana and vanilla extract 
  • Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients, stir. 
  • Fold in chopped almonds & choc chips  
  • Add to pre heated pop cake maker 
  • Cook for 4mins. 
  • Cool on a wire rack 
  • These are soft on leaving the pop cake maker, use a plastic spoon to get them out & preserve their shape until they have cooled, when they get cool they get a crispy shell.

The mix
The mix in pop cake maker

First batch out, success!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sorry for the clip post

You may, if you visit this blog more than once, have noticed no new blogs since mid May. This has been due to three things, the main one is the weather, as it has been improving I have been encouraging my little ones to play outside, we have been doing a lot of out door painting, this gives us less time to cook, especially as it included body painting!

Playing in the garden
Secondly, I (we) have been trying to finesse some of my existing tries (for example I had a second go at the Blueberry crumb cake, with more success with cut up strawberries giving them the extra support needed to hold the shape of the cake, however my second try of the banana cake, walnut free, was less successful). I have updated those blog posts rather than create extra blog posts on those experiences. Finally I think we have all been a little sick of all the cake in the house (to the point where there was left over cake mix left in the fridge for Way Too Long!!)

 Still this weekend we have friends over for a BBQ,  and I'm wondering whether to use the opportunity to try a new recipe or revisit an existing, successful, one.  So the main question for me is do I try a new brownie mix (plus try it in the pop cake maker)? Do I re-make choc chip scones (sons favourite)? Do I try new choc chip cake mix? Or do I just wait to during the week to make with little ones and no extra audiences? I will let you know the choice I go for.. or if I find another option...