Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Can you help me??

I need three things....

  1. Can anybody tell me where in the USA is the best place to purchase Signature Variegated Cotton?
  2. Can anybody tell me where in the World I can get an inch tape measure than starts in the centre and counts out to each end?


Can anybody send me a really really good Brownie Recipe? (We have to make some for a wedding and want a good recipe!!)


  1. To 1&2 I have to say no, no idea. BUT. I can give you the best chocolate brownie recipe ever. One out of three 'aint bad (to paraphrase).

    Jaffa Triple-Choc Brownies

    Preparation time: 20 minutes
    Total cooking time: 45 minutes
    Makes: 25 pieces

    125g unsalted butter, cubed
    350g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
    1 cup (185g) soft brown sugar
    3 eggs
    2 teaspoons grated orange rind
    1 cup (125g) plain flour
    1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
    100g milk chocolate bits
    100g white chocolate bits

    1. Preheat oven to moderate 180oC. Lightly grease a 23cm square shallow tin and line with baking paper, leaving the paper hanging over on two opposite sides.

    2. Place the butter and 250g of the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Half fill a saucepan with water, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat. Sit the bowl over the saucepan, making sure the base of the blow does not sit in the water. Stir occasionally until the butter and chocolate have melted. Cool.

    3. Beat the sugar, eggs and rind in a bowl until thick and fluffy. Fold in the chocolate mixture.

    4. Sift the flour and cocoa into a bowl, then stir into the chocolate mixture. Stir in the remaining dark chocolate and all the chocolate bits. Spread into the tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until just cooked. Cool in the tin before lifting out, using the paper as handles, and cutting into squares. Can be drizzled with melted dark chocolate.

  2. Hi. Only double end tape I've seen is Lorraine Henry's Two Easy Tape, I have one - comes with a book about measuring for sewing - but this http://www.cochenille.com/spec.html
    is the only place I could find one for sale.




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