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Sunday Supper Club – The Townie

30/11/2013 |

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On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing better than staying home, putting the oven on and baking some homemade treats to enjoy with a cup of tea (or  perhaps some mulled wine? It is almost Christmas after all!). If that sounds like the perfect Saturday afternoon for you, then this simple, yet oh-so-tasty Townie recipe is a treat that you must try. 


To bring you the first in this new Saturday Supper Club series, we have Rachel from cookery school Rachel’s Kitchen. Rachel not only graduated in Cuisine and Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, but has also worked with some of London’s most inspiring chefs at Galvin Bistro de Luxe in Baker Street, and Lanka Patisserie in Primrose Hill. Take it away Rachel…..


Rachel’s Kitchen:

We’ve all heard of the cronut (although I have yet to taste one), but have you tried a duffin or a townie? I have to admit, I hadn’t heard of either until I had a request to teach a townie for a private class, by a client more current on baking trends than I am.


Townies, which Google reveals to be brownie tarts, were started by Bea’s of Bloomsbury, and the recipe remains a closely guarded secret. Having recipe tested my own version of townies using my favourite pastry and brownie recipes combined, I declare them wonderful!


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Brownies are one of the easiest things you can bake, and this does detract from the ‘mix, bake, serve’ process by adding pastry and blind baking, but the results are so fantastic that I think it’s worth it.


What can go wrong with flaky pastry and gooey brownie combined? Exactly… So give these a go and you will not only wow your friends with your baking, but also on your up to the minute finger on the baking pulse trendiness. Go!


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