Yesterday I was lucky enough to be on The Erin Simpson Show, where Katy and I baked chocolate brownies and made tissue paper pom poms. If you missed it, you’ll be able to find it on TVNZ on demand, otherwise you’ll have to wait until I am able to post it on here. Until then, why don’t you bake a brownie and make your own tissue paper pom pom?
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Chocolate Brownies

This recipe was given to me by my wonderful friend Jolie and is by far the easiest brownie recipe you’ll ever bake, its so simple you only need to use one bowl and one whisk! If you like you’re welcome to add macadamia nuts, chocolate chips or anything similar to your liking.
What you’ll need
1 cup melted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
3 cap fulls vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 180°C In a large bowl, add brown and white sugar to melted butter and whisk together until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla essence to the butter mixture and whisk until combined. Add flour and cocoa powder to mixture and whisk until combined.
Pour brownie mixture into a baking dish lined with baking paper and bake for around 30-40min or until a skewer comes out slightly clean.
Tissue Paper Pom Poms

You’ll need 1 packet of tissue paper in any colour and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire, strong cotton or bakers twine.
Hanging Pom-Poms

1. Stack eight sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire or cotton in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Gently separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of bakers twine or fishing line to floral wire for hanging.
Enjoy. xx