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We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Monday, 13 August 2012

The secret to happiness

When the world gets you down,

try a brownie to lift that frown.

Don't believe me?

Then try my turtle's brownies...

Turtle's Brownies

Brownie layer

1/2 cup butter melted

200 g dark chocolate melted

3 tbs cocoa

3 large eggs

2 tbs less than 3/4 cups of plain all purpose flour

pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla bean paste

1 cup of caster sugar

Bake at 200F for 25- 30 minutes.

Until the middle is still a little gooey... it will set, and brownies are better a little fudgey.

Once the brownies are cooling:


Spread a generous layer of freshly toasted pecans over the top. About 1 cup.

Then make some caramel.


1 tin condensed milk

1 tbs butter

2 tbs dark brown sugar

Stir together in a pot until it is bubbling for about 2 minutes and has thickened slightly.

Pour over those pecans.

More chocolate

Then melt another dark chocolate bar of about 150g.

Pour that over the caramel.

Then let set.

Serve with double cream.

Happiness on a spoon.

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