Monthly Archives

January 2012

Photography

‘Sunday Things’: Brownies and Photography.

January 29, 2012

Today I was supposed to go to Donington to a Marshalling Training day, I didn’t get in from work until 1am. By the time 6am rolled around, there was no way I could drive an hour up to Donington.

I decided to do what I like to call ‘Sunday things’ and bake some brownies. They taste incredible, I’m getting all excited just thinking about them.

I took the recipe out of The Australian Women’s Weekly: The Complete Book of Cupcakes & Baking. Since I can’t find this book on the internet anywhere to link to, I’m going to put the recipe up.

Triple Choc Brownies

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 200g dark eating chocolate – chopped
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 185g plain flour
  • 150g white eating chocolate – chopped
  • 100g milk eating chocolate – chopped

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 19cm square cake tin and of course you can use grease proof paper if you want.
  2. Combine butter and dark chocolate in a sauce pan over low/medium heat and stir. Then leave it to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sugar and the eggs, followed by the flour. Then throw in the chopped white and milk chocolate. (I mixed this all in the saucepan to save on washing up.)
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes. I found I needed closer to 40-45 minutes.

As a little hint/tip: Your mixture should be quite thick but runny at the same time.

When I make brownies again, I will definitely be using this recipe.

In the morning, me and my mom took our puppy, Dylan, for a walk over the Chase. This of course was another opportunity to stalk squirrels and other wildlife.

I’ve posted a few more photos on my Flickr account.

Sadly there weren’t ย many beasties around to stalk, so I had to make do with leaves and what not.

If anyone has any really good tips on how to photograph wildlife, I’d really appreciate it.

I’m now going to try to resist eating all of these brownies before dinner. Easier said that done.

Rosie ๐Ÿ™‚

Photography

Squirrels!

January 29, 2012

It’s not been too chilly today, so me and my better half managed to go for a walk over the Chase.


I spent a large portion of the walk trying to stalk squirrels, robins and woodland creatures. I get the impression robins may be camera shy, squirrels on the other hand are posers. I’ll upload a few more of my photos to my Flickr account. I’m a little annoyed that my lens hood seems to be getting in the way of my photos. Hopefully I won’t need to use it in a couple of days when my filters arrive.

I’ve also made the life-changing decision to dye my hair back to it’s natural colour. (I say life-changing it’s not, it’s just a huge pain if I decide I want it blonde again.) Basically, I’m bored of having to constantly dye it and ruining my hair. Still is kinda strange when I catch sight of myself.

So there we go. Tomorrow I’m going to Donington for a Marshalling induction day, which I’m really looking forward to. I was supposed to go on one last September however it was the weekend I started my part time job. I don’t think asking for my second shift off would have gone down well.

Tata for now.

Rosie ๐Ÿ™‚