Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Food Lovers Approved!

We just got word that we have been approved by the team at Food Lovers Britain (www.foodloversbritain.com). They are a discerning group who look for local and regional businesses using the freshest local produce to deliver quality produce and products. Led by Writer, broadcaster and food advocate, Henrietta Green.

Last week we sent them a sample pack of our triple chocolate brownies and apparently they were well enjoyed as we have officially received the thumbs up!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Brownies by any other name?

Well, in the test kitchen we've been going through many of the suggestions that were given to us at the Real Food Festival (and let's just say there were lots, blue cheese flavoured brownies anyone?).

An interesting one that we decided to give a go, as it sounded challenging was the reverse brownie. A white chocolate brownie with dark chocolate chunks.

After thinking out how to do this and what quantities to use, etc, we made our first reverse brownie. It is definitely in need of some tweaking, but generally, the first attempt was a success.

Tasted like white chocolate, had the same texture of a brownie, but was white, not chocolate. The official tester (aka my fiancee) has declared the reverse brownie a success that he will eat again, can we please add more white chocolate?

I've not taken any pictures yet, as I'm still worried that it looks a bit like an alien brownie, it is white! But as soon as we've perfected it we will be taking some glamour shots and getting it online.

Next test idea: Garlic brownies, can it be done and still taste good? Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Weddings & Brownie Cupcakes

Well, after many requests at the Real Food Festival- Do you do wedding cakes, favours, etc, I decided it was time to put the thinking cap on and come up with a neat idea for the wedding brownie! We've done them before (small picture), but I got to thinking they could be even better.

After thinking it out for a while I decided to go the cup cake route, as they are pretty and well we can keep the recipe as a brownie on the inside, but dress it up as a cupcake on the outside. We whipped up a nice buttercream icing and I'm pretty pleased with the effect. I think they would make a lovely addition to any wedding. Not to mention we taste tested some (as you must when you bake brownies for a living!) and they are pretty darn good! Let us know what you think.