I admit it – I have a sweet tooth. One of my favourite foods is ice-cream. I can’t get enough and often make A’s eyebrows raise when I head for the freezer most nights. My ice-cream affection often shifts to cakes and brownies when I think that the two would go perfectly together.
I first heard about Littlesweet Baking via Facebook. A would often show me photos of her treats and marvel at how amazingly tasty they looked. This was a major feat for A, who doesn’t have a sweet tooth and doesn’t even enjoy chocolate (!). Not only do her cakes, cookies and confections look wonderful but they are also made with all-natural ingredients. I ordered my first Urban Locavore box in July and also ordered a pack of 6 of the famous Littlesweet Baking brownies from the Urban Locavore store. Let’s just say that I soon understood why they are infamous and the hype around them – they are gooey and are made with Dark Belgian chocolate, leaving them to be not overpoweringly sweet. I also learnt that her brownies go perfectly with ice-cream!
When A and I heard that she was holding a stall down at the Perth Upmarket at UWA a few months ago, we made the effort to head down there to sample more of her creations. Even though we arrived relatively early, she had nearly sold out of her cupcakes but I was lucky to get the Banana Caramel Cream Pie Cupcake. I also wanted to meet Megan and when I did, I was handed a packet of her brownie mix to which she refused payment!
Before we headed to New Zealand, we celebrated A’s niece’s 2nd birthday. Instead of a cake, we decided to make something easy that the older kids could help with. It was a perfect occasion to test Megan’s claim that they are super easy to make, as A’s 5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece helped A and I make the birthday girl her tower of dark belgian chocolate brownies.
The instructions on the packet mix were super easy to follow and luckily, the whole process was easy enough to also include our little helpers help. They were also happy to help spoon the brownie mix in the pan and then lick the bowl and spoon (while the grandparents and parents weren’t looking!).
After it went in the oven and spent a bit of time cooling, A and I cut the mixture into squares and towered them high on a plate. We added two candles and the birthday girl seemed very impressed with her tower. I think moreso by the taste, as all four children happily ate their chocolate brownies in near quiet!
Not only did the kids enjoy it but the adults did too, who were happily helping themselves to a second piece. There was a bit of discussion about where the mix came from and I’m sure that Littlesweet Baking has a few new fans since A’s family tasted her brownies!
Thanks to Littlesweet Baking for providing me with a box of these goodies. I can’t wait to try some more of her packet inventions as well as her cupcakes when I see her around Perth. I highly recommend a try of a few of her creations, as they are especially tasty and made without any unnatural products.