This morning is damp & cold...but the birds are singing and my unit kitchen is full of the fragrance of the Walnut Fudge Brownies that I'm baking at the moment (at least I'm told it is...one of the sad effects of baking so many trays of brownies, day in day out ,is that the smell is so familiar to my nose that I no longer detect it!) I can see the wild rabbits which graze on the rich, grassy farmland just beyond the kitchen window. This little industrial estate is on the site of a huge former WW2 airfield - which means that the wild bits are largely left alone, so there's plenty of beautiful animals and birds to look at in my spare moments! But today I'm using those spare moments to savour a cup of my favourite Ethiopian Washed Yirgacheffe black coffee and tell you about this morning's Coffee Tree delivery.
This cake I could smell...and it was really heavenly! The top was crusted with sparkling demerara sugar and there were both fresh and dried cranberries inside for the different textures and tastes they add. The pear was a large, sweet organic one from Kent (I know it was sweet, because I ate the unwanted last quarter for my breakfast!)
I would actually love a slice to go with this coffee....but it's gone, and hopefully being enjoyed by others having a mid-morning break.
I won't post the recipe because it's an original that (if all goes to plan) will be in my book. But I promise that I'll give you a good one tomorrow....I've already decided what it will be, and I'm looking forward to making it later. In the meantime, I believe these brownies are almost ready...and then it's on to making trays of Bakewell Pudding.
Have a wonderful Thursday, and I hope that you taste something delicious at some point today. I'd love to know what it is, if you'd like to tell me in your comment....thanks for reading! xo
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