Instead of spending all of our time in the office today for Retro Respection, Miss Ricebubble and myself decided to spend some quality time in the kitchen baking with the children (4 in total with us both having 2 each). Since we are both lovers of vintage we always prefer to use our vintage kitchen items with the exception of Miss Ricebubble's thermomix, which I am a little bit apprehensive about but willing to try. So today we were using a recipe from Nat's Thermomixen In The Kitchen, Lemony Lemon Brownies. This recipe has been made using the Thermomix but I'm sure it can be easily adapted to make in any way you like, modern or vintage.
Find the perfect apron!
|Left To Right: Pink Poodle, Dish Dollies, Pink Diamond and Puppy Dog.|
|"Reach! You can do it!"|
|Left To Right: Enamel mixing bowl set and enamel basin|
Preheat oven to 180c.
Place 150g raw sugar and the rind of 1 lemon in the Themomix bowl and blitz for 10seconds on speed 9. Scrape down and insert butterfly.
|Top To Bottom: Mikasa Orange Sherbert Paprika Sugar Bowl |
and Ornamin Ware Melmac Side Plate
|"In goes the lemon rind"|
|"It's a bit noisy!"|
Add 100g of diced softened butter and 50g creamed cheese, whip on speed 4 for 2 minutes or until creamy. Remove butterfly and lick clean. Add 2 eggs, a pinch of salt and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix on speed 6 for 6 seconds.
|We use eggs from "Eggs By Ellah" because she is a Western Australian lady who is dedicated to raising happy healthy hens and producing delicious free range eggs. Also included in this picture is a Anchor Hocking Fire King Measuring Jug|
Scrape down, add 150g of plain flour and 1tsp of baking powder and mix on speed 4 for 3 seconds or until just combined. Pour mixture into a lined brownie or similar tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set in the centre and edges are just starting to turn golden.
|Left To Right: Flour Cannister and Persinware Scales. Flour sifter not for sale.|
|"Keep it in the bowl please guys"|
|Just before baking|
Slice and enjoy!
|How good do these look!|
These came out more like a thick sponge cake than a brownie consistency but they were super yummy! I will definitely be making these again and will use my "old school" methods as I do not have a Thermomix at home. This has been such a fun day and a great way to spend quality time with the kids while endulging in my love of vintage. Most of the items photographed above are available at Retro Respection. Thankyou so much to Nat for this great recipe!