Sun 07 21
World Baking Day - All You Knead Is Love
4 min read
Today is world baking day and to celebrate we are sharing some delicious baking recipes with you! Inspired by some of our best selling fragrances we are hoping with these recipes you will feel like you got to bake a tiny bit of Shay and Blue's love into your treats.
Salt Caramel Brownies
As you can probably guess these brownies were made with our Salt Caramel fragrance in mind. Frequently reviewed as smelling exactly of salt caramel popcorn the fragrance definitely leaves you wanting more.
- 200g unsalted butter, plus a little extra for greasing
- 100g chocolate 70% cocoa solids
- 100g chocolate 50% cocoa solids
- 397g can Carnation caramel
- 1 tsp flaky sea salt, plus a little extra for the top
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 4 medium eggs at room temperature
- 130g plain flour
- 50g cocoa powder
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
Grease then line a 23cm square traybake tin with baking parchment.
Melt 200g unsalted butter in a medium pan, break in 100g chocolate (70% cocoa solids) and 100g chocolate (50% cocoa solids), then remove the pan from the heat and wait for the cubes to melt.
In a small bowl, mix 175g Carnation caramel from a 397g can with 1 tsp sea salt – it will loosen up.
Put the rest of the caramel in a large bowl with 200g golden caster sugar and 4 medium eggs, and beat with an electric hand mixer or balloon whisk until even. Whisk in the chocolate and butter.
In another bowl, combine 130g plain flour, 50g cocoa powder and a good pinch of table salt, then sift this on top of the chocolate mix. Beat briefly until smooth.
Pour half the brownie batter into the tin and level it with a spatula.
Using a teaspoon, spoon half of the salted caramel on top of the batter layer in 5 thick, evenly spaced stripes.
Spoon the rest of the brownie batter on top and smooth it out, trying not to disturb the caramel beneath. Top with the rest of the caramel in the same stripy fashion. Drag a skewer or tip of a knife through the caramel to make a feathered pattern on the top.
Scatter with a little more sea salt, then bake for 25-30 mins or until risen all the way to the middle with a firm crust on top. When ready, the brownie will jiggle just a little when you shake the tin.
Let it cool completely in the tin, then cut into squares.
These blueberry muffins were influencef by our Blueberry Musk fragrance. Sensual musk, blueberry & orange blossom fused with magnolia and silky cashmere. A sensual fragrance to enchant and entice any boo. Im not sure how sensual a muffin can be but we can give it a go right?
- 100g unsalted butter softened, plus 1 tbsp, melted, for greasing
- 140g golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 140g natural yogurt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp milk
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 125g pack blueberries (or use frozen)
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Beat the butter and caster sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat in for 1 min, then mix in the yogurt, vanilla extract and milk. Combine the flour, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl with 1/4 tsp fine salt, then tip this into the wet ingredients and stir in. Finally, fold in the blueberries and divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
Bake for 5 mins, then reduce oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and bake for 15-18 mins more until risen and golden, and a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then carefully lift out onto a wire rack to finish cooling. Will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container – after a day or two, pop them in the microwave for 10-15 secs on high to freshen up.
Key Lime Pie
Inspired by our Sicilian Limes fragrance which is bold and mouth-droolingly tangy, with a happy-hour hit of a salty margarita, rosemary and moss. We have singled out the bold, mouth-droolingly tangy and have removed the moss (you're welcome) to create a delicious key lime pie for you to try at home.
- 300g Hob Nobs
- 150g butter, melted
- 1 x 397g can condensed milk (we used Nestlé)
- 3 medium egg yolks
- finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes
- 300ml double cream
- 1 tbsp icing sugar
- extra lime zest, to decorate
Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.
Whizz 300g Hob Nobs to crumbs in a food processor (or put in a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin).
Mix with 150g melted butter and press into the base and up the sides of a 22cm loose-based tart tin. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool.
Put 3 medium egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk for a minute with electric beaters.
Add a can of condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes, then add the finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes and whisk again for 3 minutes.
Pour the filling into the cooled base then put back in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight if you like. When you are ready to serve, carefully remove the pie from the tin and put on a serving plate.
To decorate, softly whip together 300ml double cream and 1 tbsp icing sugar.
Dollop or pipe the cream onto the top of the pie and finish with extra lime zest.