Friday, 10 October 2014

Billington's #BakeFace Brownies

I'm alive!! Sorry for the massive lack of posts recently, but settling into life as a university student takes a bit of time, plus there's not all that much time left over for baking (sadly). Also, I left my camera at home so it's iPhone pics all the way!

Anyway, to the point - brownies. More specifically, Billington's brownies. If you follow me on instagram (which you totally should, click here), then you may have seen me post about these a little bit. Billington's, together with Baking Mad, are running a #BakeFace competition to win some cool prizes, and all you need to do to enter is submit a photo here of your best #BakeFace!

Now to what's most important - the food itself. These brownies were made according to the Billington's recipe, and they were pretty different to other brownies I've made (see here, and here, and here, aaaand here - I love brownies ok don't judge). The recipe calls for 350g of dark chocolate, which is a heck of a lot, especially when you're a student whose baking chocolate stocks are severely limited. However, it's worth it - the end result is dense, chocolately gooeyness which led me to eat about half the pan before remembering I had a Baking Society meeting later in the day which I was meant to take the brownies to...

The use of dark muscovado sugar definitely made this richer than other recipes, and the texture was just so good. Once I've saved up enough money to stock up on cooking chocolate, I'll be making these again - perfect comfort food for the dark days, after all: winter is coming.

Last but not least, I would be very grateful if you could please vote for me in this competition! I really want to own a mug with my face on! 

Please click here to vote!

DISCLAIMER: For this post I did receive a small hamper of baking goods from a PR company, but this has not affected my opinion at all - these brownies are damn good and I do really want a mug with my face on!