I am very excited to write about one of the easiest baking experiences of my life. I am the furthest thing from a natural when it comes to baking, it is something I would love to be great at, but I never seem to get it quite right. Over the years I have used many mixes to give the illusion that I am a good baker, but Boutique Bake brownies has been one of the most delicious so far!
There is another reason why I am excited about Boutique Bake: it is a small Irish business based in a cottage in Dublin, run by two entrepreneurial young women. This really is the era of exciting, young businesses in Ireland, and Boutique Bake is one to watch.
The idea behind Boutique Bake is to make baking:
- And natural!
As mentioned before, the mixes are made in a cottage in Dublin, so you will not find any E numbers or chemicals that are impossible to pronounce. It is all natural!
The baking mixes can be purchased online, and in select stores, including Donnybrook fair. The range include these delicious Belgian brownies, an incredible zingy lemon drizzle cake, a rustic brown bread and a carrot cake mix. I have only tried the brownies and the lemon mix, both are incredible and I can’t wait to try the other two mixes.
*Please read the box for any allergy warnings
All you need for the Belgian Brownies are 3 eggs and 150g of butter; easy!
- Pre heat the oven.
- Melt the butter (i may have cheated by using the microwave) and add it to the baking mix with the three eggs. Mix together and you’re already half way there.
- Keep mixing until the mixture is smooth, then pour it into a well greased baking tin and bake in an oven for 25-30 mins.
Patiently wait for your brownies to bake, and with 5 minutes to go you may as well boil the kettle because a good cup of tea is the perfect companion. If you are unsure if your brownies are ready, take a cocktail stick/ a fork/ anything small and sharp. Poke the brownies through with your chosen utensil and if it comes out dry, without sticky chocolate goo, your brownies are ready for consumption.
As I mentioned before, I am far from a pro when baking so I usually expect the worst, but these brownies went better than I ever expected. They were light and airy, while also tasting rich and smooth. After indulging in one (two) generous slices, I didn’t feel as guilty as I usually would when eating brownies, mainly because they did not have that Heavy feeling that comes with other brownies.
The only thing I would have done differently; made sure there was fresh cream in the fridge!
I summoned my sister and my dad for a tea party to taste test the brownies and they were a hit all around. I baked for 25 minutes to ensure the brownies were particularly gooey, which is exactly how I like them. I know there are no pictures in the world that can convey the 1000 words needed to describe these brownies, so I urge you to get a €5 mix and try them for yourself.
These brownies are incredibly delicious, I cannot wait to try the other mixes offered by Boutique Bake!
Thank you for reading,