With the colder weather behind us and Spring all around, the brighter days and lighter evenings are encouraging us all out of hibernation. Weekends are filled with the sound of people mowing their lawns, tidying up their gardens and the car parks at garden centres have become busy once again. Garden furniture is in hot demand, with friends I know already heading out to buy some for their new garden - behaviour always bound to encourage some colder weather.
With Easter looming on the horizon and chocolate an ever-present factor in our lives, I thought I’d let you in on some of the reasons that brownies taste so good.
So, grab a cuppa, get comfy and read on for more information about one of the nation’s favourite sweet treats…
Not just any brownie...
Here at Tree House Towers, we take our brownies very seriously – so much so that they are wheeled out at any excuse - Birthdays, Anniversary’s, Weddings, Christenings, Baby Showers and always when family and friends arrive. I think there would be serious questions asked if this were not the case, but I am well aware that for many people a brownie is just, well as brownie.
That is all well and good, until you taste the difference between a home-made brownie and one from the supermarket. There really is no comparison and that is, in the main, down to the high-quality ingredients that are found in home-made – especially our home-made.
A classic recipe is uber simple, with only 5 ingredients – butter, eggs, flour, sugar and of course, chocolate – but then we get onto the different consistencies and from my own experience, I would say that this part all comes down to taste. The general consensus here is that a slightly fudgy texture is better and is certainly our client’s favourite, which is created using a tad less flour and zero baking powder. Plus, by melting the butter instead of creaming it you get a denser flavour, which when combined with the rich Belgian chocolate we use provides that fabulous fudgy taste.
Easter brownie slab
To celebrate Easter 2022, we are baking a slab of chocolate brownie. Supersized, rich fudgy chocolate heaven, decorated with eastery white chocolates and mini eggs. Pre-order now.
The Easter themed shapes – think chicks, bunny’s and eggs - are all thick white yummy chocolate, adding to the general fabulousness of the slab.
That’s right – pure happiness, beautifully gift wrapped and nestled in our signature delivery box – freshly baked and ready for delivery to their forever homes. So, surprise your loved ones with a doorstep gift of perfectly packaged joy this Easter. Don’t forget - delivery is free!
Chocolate brownies are believed to have originated in America at the end of the 19th Century. The first brownie recipe was published in a book by Fannie Merritt Farmer, called The 1896 Boston Cooking School Cook Book.
However, there are lots of theories or maybe legends regarding where this world favourite was first created. They range from a chef adding melted chocolate to some biscuits, a cook who didn’t have enough flour and one that forgot the baking powder.
There was also the story of Chicago’s leading socialite of the era asking her chef to create a mini cake-like recipe that her friends could eat from lunchboxes. Wherever these beauties came from, I for one am extremely grateful to whomever came up with the idea.
Yes, it is here again, and this year looks set to be a bumper of a season with many weddings from the last two years all set for this summer and beyond. April is typically the time when weddings cakes are either being ordered, designed or baked and I have spent many happy hours talking to engaged couples at a host of recent wedding fayres.
If you or someone you know has recently got engaged, is up to their ears in planning and stressed about their important day let them know that next month’s blog is a must read for them.