Brownie Stories

Gluten-free Almond Brownie Fingers

Gluten-free Almond Brownie Fingers

How can you not love brownies? A good brownie must, must be fudgy (no chocolate cake impostors please!). It must also be balanced in terms of flavour (bitter chocolate vs sweet) and texture (dense squidgy brownie vs crunchy filling). This recipe promises all that. And as a bonus, it also happens […]

Raspberry Brownies

Raspberry Brownies

Here is another play on my base Best Brownies Ever recipe. Instead of walnuts, I added whole raspberries for a tart and juicy surprise in the middle. I’ll admit it’s not a revolutionary pairing — chocolate and raspberry — but it’s a great one. Timely […]

Welcome Back Brownies

Welcome Back Brownies

I hadn’t made brownies in the longest while, which is a huge travesty since I’m pretty sure my brownie recipe is the best one ever! So I had a colleague who was returning back to work after taking a month-long sick leave to recover from […]

Pillar Brownies

Pillar Brownies

If you’ve followed Basic Bakes for some time now, you’ll know I love me some brownies. But I think this variation which submerges entire bars of chocolate (yes, two whole bars) in the brownie just takes them over the top. The idea came from a colleague who is […]

Brownie Stories (Part 3): Photographing Rocky Road Brownies

Brownie Stories (Part 3): Photographing Rocky Road Brownies

A little over two years ago, I bought my beloved dSLR camera. It’s secondhand and “semi-professional,” purchased cheaply off a friend of a friend who was looking to get a more advanced camera. I, on the other hand, was just venturing out of point-and-shoot country, […]