Saturday, 17 January 2015

Sunday Baking - Moist delicious foodgasm brownies Variations: White Chocolate Orange and Gluten Free!

So... you guys LOVED these guys so bad (as did I) when I posted these last year 
that I thought I would share some of my successful variations with you!
White Chocolate and Orange Brownies/Blondies (THESE ARE AMAZING)
The most moist delicious foodgasm brownies you will ever bake - Gluten Free

This is my original recipe adapted from a Tyler Florence Brownie:


227g butter                          
226g Chocolate                               I like to use an eating chocolate as opposed to a cooking 
80g Ground Almonds                       chocolate, a 60 - 70 cocoa percenter ;-)
10g Cornflour                                  Replacing a small amount of the flour with cornflour
70g All purpose Flour                      gives you a lighter texture.
1 t Baking Powder                     
220g Brown Sugar
4 eggs
1T Golden Syrup


Melt Together butter and chocolate.  Cool.  Sift dry ingredients together.  Beat eggs and sugar together.  Pour choc on eggs and whisk to combine.  Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Pour into a lined 9" x 9" lined pan.  Sprinkle on some chocolate drops if you wish.  Bake at 160 Celsius for 45-50 mins. 

* So for the Gluten Free version You can use a Gluten Free flour substitute (rice flour?) but I just rocked up the ground almond and cornflour.

For the White Chocolate and Orange:


227gms Butter
226 gms White Chocolate
80gms Ground Almond
30gms Cornflour
50gms Plain Flour
1 t Baking Powder
200gms Icing Sugar (powdered, confectioners - gives a finer texture than other sugars)
4 eggs
rind and juice of one medium sized orange


Melt together Butter and Chocolate.  Cool.  Sift Dry ingredients together.  Beat eggs and sugar together.  Pour choc mix onto eggs and whisk to combine.  Add orange juice and rind and stir.  Gradually stir in sifted dry ingredients.  pour into a lined 9x9 inch lined pan.  
Now for the interesting part - this was a very runny recipe so I baked it for about 1 hour 20 mins in a 140 degree Celsius fan oven - LONG TIME, but it was worth it... such a moist and tasty cake!  If your'e worried about the top browning too fast put a sheet of tinfoil shiny side up on top of the brownie to protect him :-)

Look at his moisty goodness

Happy baking peeps.

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Weekend Away in Auckland City - Shopping, site-seeing, Queens of the Stoneage & Nine Inch Nails

Auckland - City of Sails... and awesome shopping!!!
I'm jumping off that tower in 2 weeks!!! 
Back in March we went into Auckland for the Double Billed gig for QOTSA and NIN, so I'm sharing some snaps from the trip!
The More that I see, the less I know for sure.
Street art on K-road #Johnlennon
Queens of the Stoneage - one of my best concerts EVERRRRR.
this is my only pic, didn't wanna be that douche taking photos at a concert!
Soup of the day: Whiskey :-D
Some lovely studding @ Trelise cooper in Britomart
Just a few little purchases: Hat (Dotti) Purse (jeanswest) 
Band T-shirt (bought at the Gig) Lippy (Mac)
Auckland Harbour at sunset

Happy sightseeing yall!

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.