I love baking, there is something very, very theraputic about it. Not to mention the yummy at the end of it all!
I mostly bake cookies, though I love eating cakes and buns I do generally prefer cookies (as does Gav). I'm pretty sure this is the first recipe I've posted here. At the end of the post I'll give my opinions on it. The photos are pretty poor, but anyhey...
I got the recipe for this from one of the emails weightwatchers sends me. The official recipe can be found here. It's super easy and straightforward to follow. There should be 6 propoints in each serving.
The Ingredients needed are:
3 spray(s) Cooking Spray, Calorie Controlled
175 g Flour, Wheat, White, Self Raising
1 teaspoons (heaped) Cocoa Powder
1 pinch Salt
100 g Sugar, Light Brown, or muscovado
100 g Margarine, Soft, Polyunsaturated, melted
100 ml Water
1 medium Egg, Whole
1 teaspoons (level) Vanilla Extract
5 g Cocoa Powder, (1 tsp), for sprinkling
Preheat the oven to 180°C / fan oven 160°C / Gas Mark 4. Spray a 20cm (8 inch) square baking tin with cooking spray and line with baking parchment or greaseproof paper. (I have a silicone baking tray, so I just used that.)
Sift the flour, salt, cocoa powder and sugar into a mixing bowl.
In a jug, mix together the cooled margarine, water, beaten egg and vanilla extract.
Stir into the dry ingredients and mix together until combined. Pour into the prepared tin. (Or if you are me, and want to save on washing up, pour all into the tin and do the mixing there)
(Try not to lick the mix)
Bake for 20 minutes. (cup of tea while you wait?)
then cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the lining paper. Cut cake into 9 equal squares and serve, sprinkled with cocoa powder.
It was okay to eat, nothing special. But I probably won't try making this again. It was nicer when entirely cool if a little chewy.