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Review & Recipe - Russian Doll Measuring Cups make Chocolate Brownies

Baking dolls
Imagine my delight when Find Me a Gift offered me the chance to try these super cute Russian Doll Measuring Cups. Not only do they look fabulous in the kitchen but have a practical use too. Which have certainly come in handy, I follow many bloggers many based in America and Australia and love gaining inspiration from their recipes. Which usually have all the ingredients required shown in cups and not weight. Well now there are no excuses for not baking them, for now I have the assistance of these wonderful measuring cups designed in the style of Russian dolls. 

The set consists of three dolls, of different sizes with the smaller ones nestling inside the large one. They split into two with each top and bottom measuring a different size cup ranging from 1/4 cup to 1 cup, the measurement is shown on the inside bottom.  
A beautiful gift in a lovely box
Although it does not say on the product that these are microwave safe, I did use one of them in my microwave when I had to melt some butter. I encountered no problems. The dolls are packaged in a very good quality box, making these a perfect idea for a house warming gift or birthday present. 

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

2 eggs
1/2 cup Self raising flour
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate spread
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preheated oven 170 degrees C

  • Line a tray (7 x 7 inches square)including the sides so it is easy to remove from the tray once baked.
  • In a bowl beat together the brown sugar, chocolate spread, eggs and vanilla essence for approximately  two minutes.  
  • Add the salt to the flour, and then with the whisk on slow speed add the flour mixture and alternate with the melted butter.
  • Pour into your tray and bake for around 35 minutes or until the knife comes out not quite clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tray for an hour or two before removing and cutting into squares.
I'll confess that I have still have a slight problem when it comes to making Brownies, I have a habit of leaving them in the oven just those few minutes too long. They are on the wrong side of not gooey, its the cake baker in me that wants my cake tester to come out clean! But hey they still taste great.

I was sent The Russian Doll Measuring cups for the purposes of this review.
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  1. Those measuring cups are adorable! I've never seen anything like them before. I had the opposite situation at my house. Being American I had to learn to bake using weights not volume. At first I found it tricky but now I have the best of both worlds!

    Your brownies look delicious! I've never seen a recipe using chocolate spread. That's going in my TO MAKE box!

    Deb : )

  2. Hello, I've just stumbled upon your blog. I saw the the name of your site and loved it. I was given a set of these as a gift and I love them. The brownies looks yummy. I'm a follower now and hope to see you at mines as well. : )

  3. I love my set of these!
    Brownies have to be gooey on the inside with a crunchy crust for me so I never do the skewer test - as long as the wobble is gone in the middle then they're good to go ;o)


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