Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Canberra Brown Owls Felt Brooch Frenzy

On a glorious autumn afternoon last Saturday, a parliament of Brown Owls came together to make felt brooches.

Fabulous brooches were created, including flowers, toadstools and matryoshkas (designed by our own Prefect Georgie - link to the tutorial coming soon!). A cloud, cupcake and icecream also made a showing.

Yet again, Canberra's Brown Owls shone in the afternoon tea department, with the centrepiece being a delectable brownie. So our fellow Brown Owls do not miss out on the chance to sample them, here's the recipe!

Chewy chocolate brownies

150 grams unsalted butter

200 g block dark chocolate, chopped

1 ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup dessicated coconut

1 395 g tin sweetened condensed milk

2 x 50 g packets Rolos

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Grease a 20cm x 20 cm lamington pan. Line with baking paper.
  3. Place flour, brown sugar, and coconut in bowl. Mix well.
  4. Melt butter and chopped chocolate in a saucepan on a low heat. Combine well.
  5. Add condensed milk and chocolate mixture to the flour, brown sugar and coconut mixture and mix.
  6. Spread the mixture into the lamington pan.
  7. Cook for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Do not over-cook.
  8. Cool slice in pan completely before removing and cutting (if you don’t do this it will fall apart when you cut it up).

Special thanks to Joanne, who made the brownies and kindly gave us her Granma's recipe to share.

- Emma


Michelle said...

Thanks Emma! It was such a lovely afternoon!

Suze said...

I really want to try to the recipe, it looks yummy! Do you melt the rolos or just mix them in? I couldn't see that in the recipe.... but maybe I just didn't read it properly!

Suze (Melbourne Brown Owl)

Joanne said...

Once you have put the brownie mix in the pan, you push the rolos down into the mixture in a random pattern.