I Made It! Monday Week #2

It’s that time of the week already (albeit a little late Aussie time)! Is there something you’ve accomplished in the last week that you’re particularly proud of, or just simply relieved is over and done with? 

This is your invitation to blog about it and then share your achievement with us! Be sure to ping your post back here, or leave a comment with a link to it below. 

For example I jumped the gun a bit and blogged about a delicious dessert I made over the weekend, using a fellow blogger’s scrumptious recipe.

Full details are available on the main event page

What did you make last week?

They made it! “I Made It! Monday” Round-Up

Each Monday I invite fellow bloggers to share their proudest (or favourite) accomplishment from the previous week via the “I Made It! Monday” event, and the following Sunday I round them all up so we can all give ourselves a collective round of applause or pat on the back.

Please join me in congratulating the following bloggers who shared their remarkable achievements:

Week one – A-Z, brownies, chicks and DIY floors:

The inaugural week of this challenge did technically stretch over two due to the Easter long weekend; nevertheless I am as proud as punch to present the first participants and their terrific triumphs:

What did you make last week? Find out more about “I Made It! Monday” on the main event page.

“I Made It! Monday” Easter Extension

I hope you’ll forgive me, but I have decided to extend the first week of my new event, mainly because it has only just “made it” to The Daily Post’s Events listing (see what I did there?) Don’t worry, though – I will still share the details of something else I made in the last seven days…

Taking advantage of the extra time off from work many of us are fortunate to get over the Easter long weekend, I decided to do some baking. While I was waiting for the Other Half to come home with some extra supplies I needed to give KitchenSpells’ Chocolate and Marshmallow Cupcakes a go (more about that in a future post), I was flicking through some of my many recipe books to see if there was something relatively quick I could whip up in the meantime.

It wasn’t long before I stumbled upon a deliciously indulgent recipe for which I miraculously had all the ingredients on hand…

Triple Chocolate Mocha Brownies

Ingredients
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 125g unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbs instant espresso powder
  • 2 cups golden brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped (or other nut of choice, if you wish)
  • 90g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 90g white chocolate, chopped
Method

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F). Line a 20cm x 20cm x 5cm baking pan with aluminium foil, allowing the foil to overhang the sides. Grease the foil. (In hindsight, I would also add a layer of baking paper on top of the foil at the base of the pan to prevent sticking.)

Mmm…chocolate and coffee – another match made in heaven!

What did you make last week? Find out more about “I Made It! Monday” on the main event page.