I found this recipe on the back of a pack of Hershey's cocoa powder (unsweetened). Made a batch for our church harvest festival, and it was a smash hit! The recipe couldn't be simpler. The brownies turned out to be dense, fudgy and with a lovely crust on top. I'm sure it would've tasted absolutely heavenly fresh out of the oven with a scoop of ice-cream, toasted nuts and drizzled with chocolate syrup.
I hate bananas. Detest them! Something about their smell makes me wanna gag. :( That being said, the hubby n kids just ADORE bananas. Even my fussy eater happily munches on a sweet, ripe banana. Sigh! So when I think of all the potassium and benefits associated with them, I relent. This Banana Walnut loaf is a cinch to prepare. It's also a good way to use up over-ripe bananas (that are stink-bombing your otherwise pristine kitchen!!!!).
Buche De Noel or Christmas Log cake with hand made Marzipan mushrooms. Be warned, this isn't the easiest of cakes to make in the sense that it's a tad bit technique driven, but I've tried to simplify it as much as possible. Well worth the effort though.
This pistachio bundt is somewhat similar to my usual [pistachio bundt cake recipe]( http://... ) minus the orange zest or glaze. It's a short cut recipe in that it uses packaged yellow cake mix and Jell-O pistachio pudding mix! It's an absolute breeze to make and very VERY flavorful.
These are delightfully simple to make, and can be made ahead a day (or two) or even frozen for up to 3 weeks! I made these for a bake-sale at church recently and they were quite the crowd pleaser. You can serve them upside down un-molded from the cupcake liners, but I chose to serve them as is, with a dollop of whipped cream on top and some chocolate-n-vanilla sprinkles (from an ease-of-handling cum hygiene point of view). Do try 'em out!