They say that ‘Good things come to those who wait’.

Well, here is the brownie that proves it. Its been a few weeks since I blogged……yes I’ve been held hostage by the Tiny Despot once again and generally got bogged down in LIFE. Still, I haven’t been entirely idle on the baking front.

Everyday Little-Love partakes in what a good chum of mine, and fellow new mum, has coined ‘Guantanamo Play’. This consists of placing LL in her ‘Door Prison’ ( Bouncer ) or her ‘Ring Of Neglect’ ( Blow-Up Gym ). These items are basically third parents and they facilitate 10-20mins of happiness for your beloved bub and you get to go to the loo alone. Or, in my case I have been baking Spelt Brownies, this being my third and best batch. Thank heavens I’m happy with these as I really don’t think my thighs would’ve taken anymore tasting.

I’ve called these sublime because that’s exactly what they are. Deeply chocolatey, not too sweet with chunks of toasted pecans and the nutty, malty flavour of spelt flour….heaven. And, even though they took me three weeks to perfect you can get a batch in the oven in under 20mins…..

Sublime Spelt Brownies ( Inspired by a recipe from Martha Stewart Living )

50g unsalted butter
60g salted butter
170g dark chocolate ( 70% cocoa solids )
150g golden caster sugar
150g light brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
25g cocoa powder
105g spelt flour
100g pecans ( toasted and roughly chopped )

Preheat oven to 180C.

Grease an 8″ square pan with butter, line with baking parchment leaving an over hang on two opposite sides ( these will be your handles to lift out the brownie ).

Melt the chocolate and butter in a large saucepan over a low heat. Beat in the sugars and then the eggs and vanilla extract. Sift the cocoa powder and spelt flour and lightly fold into the brownie batter, adding the chopped pecan just as the mixture becomes amalgamated.

Pour into your prepared tin and place in the centre of the preheated oven. Bake for 25/30mins. An inserted skewer or cake tester will come out with moist crumbs.

Leave to cool before removing from the tin and cutting into 16 squares.


Love Lemony x


  1. Your friend sounds awesome x

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