I always hand make a few presents every year for Christmas, partly because it’s sweet and shows a bit of extra effort, but also I’ve been baking with my Gran since I was really little so she really likes it when I give her home-made treats. This year I went for ginger brownies, which I stole from here: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2685650/mini-chocolate-and-ginger-brownies-,the BBC food website is so useful and has some really nice stuff there (and has a little vegan section!) so I really recommend you check it out.
I thought ginger would be a nice warming flavour for eating on Boxing day when it’s all freezing cold but the excitement’s gone, like a nice little afterglow from Christmas day :)
I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah or anything else, and that it snows wherever you are, it’s pissing it down with rain in London right now, so I’m not holding out hope for myself! See you all soon, and happy holidays x
150g of dark chocolate
250g of vegan margarine
200g of soft brown sugar
150g of self-raising flour
50g of cocoa powder
3 large eggs, beaten (I made these for non-vegans so I’m not sure if egg replacer would work as well, sorry!)
125g of crystallised ginger, chopped
- Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a square tin with baking paper.
- Melt the dark chocolate with the margarine.
- Mix together the sugar, flour and cocoa powder and stir in the melted chocolate and margarine mixture, followed by the eggs. Stir through crystallised ginger.
- Pour into the tin and smooth the surface. Bake for 35 – 40 mins. Allow to cool thoroughly before slicing into small bites.
Makes about 25 teeny tiny brownies
Also I wrote an article about “fitspiration” and why it’s silly and you should just be yourself for my friend’s blog. Check it out if you want to read what I wrote, there are some really lovely articles on this blog and it’s all really inspiring stuff :)
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