Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sweets for the Sweet - A Valentine's Day Recipe

Need a fuss-free, low-cost recipe to dazzle your partner on Valentine's Day? Here's a quick-bake recipe for this romantic weekend.

photo by Andy Tan
1 packet double chocolate brownie mix
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 banana (sliced)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup whole walnuts
1 can whipped chocolate frosting
1 pint strawberries (halved)
2 dark chocolate squares
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons icing sugar

Pre-heat the oven at 325 degrees. Blend the water, oil and egg, then add the brownie mix and the chopped walnuts. Fill an 8-inch springform pan with half of the mixture, and layer it with banana slices. Top up with the rest of the mix into the pan. Bake for 45 minutes and allow the brownie to cool completely.

Once cooled, set the brownie on a cakestand or tray. Spread the frosting evenly over the brownie. Dust the surface with cocoa powder. Decorate with strawberries, icing, and whole walnuts, and grated dark chocolate over the center.

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