French class & getting messy with chocolate

J’adore le chocolate brownies…

It’s Friday-Fun-Day again. I know, the days just fly by. There are seriously not enough hours in the day to get everything done. It feels like my to-do list is only getting longer and longer.

On the menu today are Chocolate brownies. Miss Charlie is having a weekend-long play date at her friend’s house so we’re going to get our Martha Stewart on this afternoon and whip up these little addictive squares of chocolate-y goodness for her to take along.

This recipe is not my own, I happened across it one day from this amazing website, you can see it here. It’s absolutely great, super easy for the kids to join in and seriously tasty.

Gooey Chocolate Brownies


  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 200g chocolate buttons
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Notes: contrary to popular baking methods in where accuracy is key, I’m often more of a “oh just throw it in” type person. 200g of chocolate can easily become 300 and only makes the recipe even better!


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 20cm x 31cm baking tray with baking paper. (I also spray it with cooking spray as an extra safety measure)
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat (make sure to stir continuously). Once melted, take off heat and let cool for a minute. This is so the eggs don’t cook
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla essence and stir well to combine
  4. Add sugar, flour and baking powder and stir well
  5. Pour into the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes
  6. Once cooled, dust with icing sugar and cut into squares

Chocolate Brownies

The next challenge becomes trying to resist them long enough into the evening so that they arrive safely at their destination for the weekend!!

The rest of the afternoon was spent watching TV. Yes, as shocking as that is, considering I’m a nanny and all – a good one at that. (Note, there is a difference between a nanny and a babysitter, nannies don’t usually require the assistance of the digital world to entertain). Miss Charlie honestly said to me, as we made the short walk back home from school this afternoon, that she “was tired. Very tired.” And could we please have a break from lessons, just this one time…

Well seeing as it’s Friday afternoon and le weekend is well upon us, I quite agreed with her. And so, in keeping with the theme of Friday-Fun-Day, our French lesson consisted of the two of us sitting down to watch Madeline (en français). It’s French, somewhat, so what of it!

“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines,

lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.

They left the house, at half past nine…

The smallest one was Madeline.”


One response to “French class & getting messy with chocolate

  1. I am seriously making these today! Yes please! Thank you too for stoppping by my blog and for your support!

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