Pittwater Life April 2018 Issue


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Janelle’s Tip:

Brownies are

best cooked in

an oven with

no fan. The

fan will set

the top and

form a crust

preventing the

inside from


conventional (see Janelle’s

Tip). Grease and line 3cmdeep,

16cm x 26cm (base)

slab pan, allowing a 2cm

overhang at both long ends.

2. Beat butter and sugar

on medium speed in a

mixer until just combined.

Add eggs one at a time

beating on low speed

until combined. Add the

chocolate and mix well.

3. Sift the flour, baking

powder and cocoa together

over the chocolate mixture,

stir with a wooden spoon

to combine.

4. Stir in the white or milk

chocolate and walnuts.

Spread into the pan. Bake

35-40 minutes or until a

skewer inserted comes out

with moist crumbs sticking.

Cool completely in the pan.

Cut into squares to serve.


blueberry loaf

Serves 8

2 cups self raising flour

½ cup plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

3 very ripe bananas, peeled

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

2 tbs light olive oil

1 cup fresh or frozen


1. Preheat oven 170°C fan

forced. Grease and line

8cm x 25cm (base) loaf

pan, allowing overhand at

both long ends.

2. Sift the flours, baking

powder and cinnamon into

a bowl. Stir in the sugar.

3. Mash the bananas with

a fork in a bowl. Add

the eggs, buttermilk,

oil and sugar mix until

well combined. Add the

buttermilk mixture to the

flour mixture. Stir gently

until just combined. Pour

mixture into prepared pan.

Scatter the berries over the

top and poke them into the


4. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour

10 minutes or until a

skewer inserted into the

centre comes out clean; if

the top starts to brown too

much cover loosely with

foil after 40 minutes.

5. Set aside to cool in pan for

10 minutes. Lift onto a wire

rack to cool completely.

Slice and serve. It’s

delicious toasted under a

hot grill!

Food Life

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