Today it was Mcmillan charity cake day at work and naturally I offered to bake something for it.
The problem was that in my head I was going to bake a quick fruit cake and ice with a nice funny phrase. What actually happened was the day of the bake sale I had to work 50 miles away from my office at another site and the day before I had to do a 100 mile round trip for work! Dilemma.
I wanted to bake but they had to be something sturdy, easy to transport and ok to sit in my car whilst I drove around and attended a meeting. In the end I settled for chocolate brownies, the wonderful sturdy baked goods. Not fancy but very tasty and most importantly able to withstand my driving.
The recipe I used was from Donna Hay: http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/15140/standby-brownies
I saw her bake this recipe on TV one day and then my auntie bought me her cookbook as a present when I was visiting in Australia. Since first seeing it on TV I’ve never used another brownie recipe since, honestly this never fails and chocolate doesn’t keep in my cupboards (yes. I mean I eat it!) so this is perfect.
I was going to put the chocolate chips inside but I kinda forgot so they became a good sprinkling.
Although I didn’t get to go to this bake sale, I did hear that the brownies sold quickly so I’m glad I got to make a small but chocolatey contribution.
And the place I went for work today had their own cake sale so I had cake for breakfast and lunch… Shh.