Friday, May 29, 2009

Ideas For The Weekend!

Warm, sunny evenings…are we kidding? May weather is not always that reliable, but atleast we can pretend its summer with this fresh take on Bakes – Felt it was perfect for sharing with friends.
Saturday Night is here…….Get into the spirit of the season and spoil your senses with sun – fresh scents of summer – fun filled activities and ofcourse not to forget rich treats filled with ice creams and tray bakes :)!

I was fascinated with UK TV Food and so decided to try out Very berry chocolate tray bake – It was a dish with ‘Wow’ factor. You’ll need a little of this gorgeous rich treat for dessert, but you will be in heaven!

Well….lastly it is calorific and if you’re not a huge fan of chocolate then it might not be the right choice – Go on forget the cals, it’s the weekend!!!

All you need to make Very Berry chocolate tray bake is :

175g self - raising flour
1/2tsp baking powder
175g caster sugar
175g butter, at room temp
3 organic free-range eggs, beaten
2-3 tbsp milk
100g white chocolate, cut into chunks
150g raspberries, defrosted if frozen
2 tbsp cocoa powder
100g dark chocolate, cut into chunks

Makes around 9-10 generous pieces

  • Heat oven to 180 degree centigrade. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin ( the baking parchment should come up above the tin).
  • Sieve flour and baking powder into a bowl, and stir in caster sugar.
    Add butter and eggs, and beat together using an electric whisk until the mix is light and falls from the beaters. Here you may add 2-3tbspn of milk to get the right consistency.
  • Spoon half the mix into another bowl and add the white chocolate and 100g of berries; mix until the berries begin to break, then set aside.
  • Sift the cocoa powder into the remaining plain mixture, then fold in the dark chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon the mixtures into the prepared tin, alternating colours.
  • Drag a fork or skewer through the mix to marble the colours, scatter over the remaining berries and lightly press into the mix.
  • Bake for 30mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean (depends on individual oven so best to be checked with a skewer or a knife)
  • Leave to cool slightly, remove from the tin and slice into portions.

Very Berry Chocolate Tray Bake is ready to be served

Serving Suggestions: Serve warm with whipped cream.

Enjoy with the Life's little essentials :)! Ciao next week....


  1. Hey Rashmi! The cake looks delicious! and gr8 pic.. Hey and I showed your blog to mom, she was very impressed :)

  2. Thanks Archana! Wow howda....nice to hear that :)

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  4. wawwww super surprise :) enjoy dear..

  5. amma also liked it kano but she said she'll read it tomm shez tired today and its sleep time here :)..

  6. Rashmi,
    You have a nice blog here with lot of recipes.I have a suggestion for you. Your blog posts dont show the title as an URL.To fix this, pls log into your blog,go to settings page, then there is a "Show title field" , make that as a YES.I hope this will do the trick. I may not be right,just giving you my tip.

  7. That looks good.. Will try out for sure!!

  8. @ Dr.Jigar Patel,
    Thank you for your comments and let me know the results.


  9. Rashmi,
    If you voluntarily are not writing the title in the title space in the post, that explains why the title is not appearing as an URL. There is an advantage to write the title.For eg: u have an older post about Adai Dosa. say u want to give that recipe link to there is no way u can give the link to just that dosa post.this is a link from another author has written title in the titlespace for each post. If u write the title in the space provided as title while composing the post, each post gets its own link like the example above. hope u got it :)


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