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Freedom To Indulge – A Chocolate Brownie Adventure

brownie_webAs a kid I remember watching my mother baking chocolate brownies for the pantry tins and entertaining or when she had to take a plate to an event, shared meal or for a school fundraiser. 

The brownie is a cross between a cake and a cookie in texture. They are either fudgy or cakey, depending on their density. Reference to making chocolate brownies as a staple in the home goes right back to the beginning of last century and they have become well established as a great family baking recipe. 


Because they are easy to make and can be “dressed up” and served as a dessert or a yummy afternoon tea treat and can be made light like a cake or fudgy for a yummy, chewy experience. 

Love Cake Chocolate Brownie Natural -FBMaking Life Easier – Love Cake 

I have been baking since a young boy, but in the past few years my focus has been savoury. Living with food allergies baking didn’t take a big focus for me as there are specialist allergy free bakers and companies in the market that make my life so much easier.  My all-time favourite is Love Cake based in Auckland. 

Being soy and gluten free their range of ready mixes make my baking easy and removes the need for having lots of different flours and ingredients in my pantry. And they are ORGANIC & FREE FROM GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY, NUTS & (optional) EGGS. This makes it so easy when I am entertaining for people with different or multiple food allergies. 

Over the next few of weeks, I will be posting recipes and serving ideas using Love Cake’s Chocolate Brownie baking mix.  I’ll take you from a basic, age old presentation dusted with fine sugar to being dressed like you would get in cafes.  I’ll show you how you can do this from home easily and with no fuss. 

I’ll include additional ingredients that can be added, presenting exciting layers of flavours to the basic recipe. My 6 year old step granddaughter will be my chief assistant and taster, it’s going to be fun. 

Tip from Jimmy – Zing and Zesty Brownie 

To add a slight savoury taste to the Love Cake brownie ready mix add ¼ tsp of chilli powder and fine grated zest of ½ of a medium orange and combine into the mixture before baking.  

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