I have been terribly lazy to add any new recipes. I felt embarrassed to check out my own blog and notice that my last recipe was added in February! Then I looked at my site stats and I realised that you all have been anyway reading my blog all that time probably hoping to get some new delicious recipes!
Well, I have a good excuse (at least I keep on telling that to myself). I have a new job that has taken most of my time lately and second of all I just got married so all the wedding arrangements have taken that other part of my time. Anyway enough of excuses. All I can say is that I guarantee and I promise that I will add more recipes and be more active.
The UK is great, London is great. I feel like I see the whole city with the new eyes as I have a fantastic job that I am excited about. The down side of it is that I have less time to cook, in fact less to do experimental cooking. After a long working day one does not want to try out something new that may not please the taste nerves.
I had the most perfect hen’s night. It was a total surprise. I landed in Helsinki airport, I was supposed to have a quiet BBQ party with a few of my closest friends. At least I thought so until we arrived to her place and we opened the door. There they were, all my best and closest friends together. The table was full of the most tempting looking salads and cakes, and all this was made for me. I was touched. I could tell you all the smallest details about this amazing night, but I guess you would get bored of it in the end. It was a traditional Finnish hen’s night with bridal saunas, spells, beer etc. I feel so thankful that my dearest friends devoted two full days only for me….as I finally relised if not before that I WAS GETTING MARRIED!
Well, Päivi, one of my dearest friends, my cake master friend was resposible for the sweet side of the dishes for my hen’s night dinner. Here I want to share her Rocky Road Brownie recipe with you. It was mouthwatering! They were the best brownies I have ever eaten and I am saying this as a person who does not even like brownies. They were superb!
3 dl flour
2 tl baking powder
2 tl salt
2 dl coco powder
3,5 dl caster sugar
2 dl brown sugar (farin)
2 dl white chocolate crushed
2 dl melted butter (200 g)
1 dl coffee
2 dl dark chocolate crushed
2 dl marshmallows (small pieces)
(2 dl walnuts crushed)
1. Whisk butter, eggs and coffee. Add all the dry ingredients.
2. Pour this base on a baking dish or tray and bake it in 170 degrees for 20-25 minutes or a little bit longer.
3. Mix all the filling ingredients together and pour the filling on the top of the base after taking it out from the oven.
4. Bake the brownies for additional 5-7 minutes so that chocolate melts and the marshmallows turn to brown.
5. Serve either warm with vanilla ice cream or cold with some coffee.