My first published recipe – Kerrygold Community Cookbook!

It’s official: Rachel Allen likes my brownies. Yes, that’s celebrity chef, expert baker and tutor at the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, Rachel Allen. Squeeee!!

My Blackberry and Hazelnut Brownie recipe is one of 20 recipes chosen by Rachel and a team of judges over at Kerrygold to be featured in the Kerrygold Community Cookbook – writen by the people, for the people.

I am absolutely thrilled it was chosen; it’s one of my favourite recipes I’ve posted on my blog since I started a couple of months ago, and continues to be one of the most popular. If you’re looking for creative ways to use up those rich, sumptuous brambles, then ditch the crumble, grab some decadently dark chocolate and give them a go – I guarantee you won’t regret it!

There are some really lovely recipes in there, from Cardamom Lavender Tarts with Caramelised Oranges, to Honey Teriaki Chicken, so don’t forget to bookmark it for some kitchen inspiration from fabulous home cooks from across the UK! To top it off, my entry was also selected at random to win a posh microwave, a month’s supply of Kerrygold butter and Rachel’s gorgeous cookbook, Entertaining at Home, which I’ve been ooohing and aahing over already.

The finished recip-e-book will be available to download for free from the Kerrygold Facebook page from the end of October. I’m SO excited to receive my very own printed copy. Just one problem….how do you frame a cookbook?!


  1. PrettyFit

    Wow, well done! They look amazing. I will have to give them a go! I don’t eat wheat so will try them with a gluten free flour blend and report back! Congratulations x

  2. Veronika

    Congratulations! That is a fantastic thing every food blogger wishes would happen to them, and I’d be totally envious if I’d have been in the contest – the brownies look great, and it sounds like the book will look juuuuust fine if you get it framed at an art shop – they are used to setting thick canvas into frames, I’m sure they can handle it for you! 😀

  3. Christine

    Awesome! Wow! Congrats! Your recipe was totally original and it’s getting all the recognition it deserves!

    But what I’m really jealous of is that month’s supply of butter! 😉

    This is a sign, Laura — you should throw your BA to the wind and go to pastry school, too!

    • Laura @cakeandfeminism

      Oh Christine, if only! I’m am about to start pushing myself to do more original recipes and more technically difficult bakes though – if you’re gunna do something, do it properly!

      Can’t wait to hear more about pastry school 🙂

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