Friday, 4 March 2011

Mystery recipe

Last night, as we were having a tidy up at home, my partner handed me a small piece of paper with a handwritten recipe on it. "Do you need this?" he asked. The handwriting was mine - very neat, too - and it seemed to be complete except for one thing: the title. I have no idea what the recipe is for or when I would have written it down!

To all you bakers out there, I am asking for help in identifying my mystery recipe. I thought about baking it and seeing what turns out but have no idea what kind of tin to use. The inclusion of cocoa rules out it being my sister-in-law's sponge recipe. Given the relatively short cooking time, and the quantity of ingredients, I'm guessing it might be for brownies, cookies or a slice. Google hasn't really helped. (It's unlikely to be cake, right?)

Mystery recipe

  • 115 g butter
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 115 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time.
  3. Sift over flour.
  4. Stir in milk and cocoa.
  5. Bake for 17 minutes.
Bakers, any ideas?


Kez said...

Well, whatever it is it sounds really delicious! Once you find out what it is, please tell me :)
I'm becoming cooking/baking obsessed lately!

xLeahx said...

Could be a recipe for a basic kind of chocolate sponge? Make it and see what happens? Could be a very, very basic (and perhaps dry and not very chocolatey) chocolate cake.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a basic chocolate cupcake recipe ~ perhaps from your cupcake decorating course?

Kristin said...

My first thought would be some variant on pound cake - given the equal weights of sugar, butter, and flour. I say you just bake it and share the results!

Café Chick said...

OK, so I tried baking the Mystery Recipe tonight. Looking at the mixture, I thought it might be some sort of brownie - it was too thick (and small) for cake or cupcakes and nothing like cookies. I put it in a slice tin and hoped for the best. The result? Nothing to write home about - a flat brownie-ish cake with kind of a non-descript flavour. We had it heated with ice cream. No complaints! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is a basic cupcake recipe, I make them all the time, they turn out perfect! Makes 12 cupcakes :)


Café Chick said...

Thanks, Elly - the more I think about it, the more it makes sense for this to be a cupcake recipe. I should really try it again (as cupcakes this time) and see how it turns out. Cheers.