Sunday 14 December 2014

John Torode's Chocolate Brownies #TassimoPefectHost

We were delighted to attend the Tassimo Christmas event in London, Where we we treated to some tasty treats and some delicious coffee as well as some amazing tips from the Tassmio Perfect Host Team.

With most families choosing to host their own dinner parties at home Tassimo have teamed up with Chef John Torode, Fashion designer and actress Millie Mackintosh and Coffee expert Hazel Middleton who are all Tassimo perfect Host panel who have some amazing tips and recipe ideas to make this festive season.

John's top kitchen must haves
My go to food when hosting for friends and family is anything pastry, simple and easy and always satisfies everyone, Little pies,tarts and puffs aways work well as both kids and adults.

Millie's Top Tips
The smell of food is always very inviting along with candles and lamps these can be used to soften a room along with mellow ambient music during dinner.

Hazel's Coffee Tips
There is nothing better then a coffee or a cappuccino in the morning, and nothing compliments coffee more then a slice of cake or a biscuit.


Not only did we get to sample some amazing Tassimo Coffee but we also got the opportunity to make some Chocolate Brownies with chef John Torode.

John Torode's Chocolate Brownies

4 medium eggs
500g caster sugar
325g unsalted butter
125 cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g roasted hazelnuts
50g white chocolate buttons
250g sifted flour
2 tsp whisky
icing sugar to dust

Step 1 - Preheat oven to 160c
Step 2 - Beat the eggs and sugar in a mixer until light and fluffy
Step 3 - Melt the butter of a gentle heat and stir in cocoa and egg mix, add the vanilla, nuts, flour as well as the chocolate buttons.
Step 4 - In a pre-lined baking tray add mixture and cook for 20-25 minutes
Step 5 - Leave to cool and cut into desired size, Dust with icing sugar and tuck in.

After our evening with the prefect host team we were so inspired by John Torode's Brownies we decided to make some at home, we left out the nuts and whisky and they tasted amazing.

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