Every now and then, when you feel a need to placate your sweet tooth, what is your indulgence? Mine would be chocolate. It can be chocolate ice cream, chocolate fondant, chocolate mousse, or simply chocolate candy. Chocolate anything would simply make my day!
Baked and Eaten is a bakery at Kampong Glam, run by brownie specialist Charmaine Tan. The luscious chocolate fudge brownies come in delicious flavours like cranberry, walnut and cheese. Happily, I am indulging in these chocolaty treats that are designed to be a chocoholic’s dream come true!
Unboxing the brownies
The Baked and Eaten brownies come in boxes of eight. Each slim box is brown and white, adorned with pastel-coloured lines and a cute cartoon figure of a lady brownie baker, whom I guess must be Charmaine herself.
The box opens up to an instruction sheet, thoughtfully printed with tips on how to enjoy these sweet treats.
The eight brownies – each one a 4.8 by 4.8 centimetre square – are placed in clear plastic with individual place-holders.
What would make chocolate lovers go totally gaga over the dark chocolate and cranberry brownies are how intensely chocolaty they are, the result of a generous dose of Belgian chocolate and Valrhona cocoa powder.
S$24 for 8
The juicy cranberries add a pleasantly vivacious dimension to the fudgy chocolate goodness. There is also supposed to be a dash of espresso, although I can’t quite detect it. Not that it matters; I’m in it for the chocolate, and these babies are marvellously rich and dense, and wonderfully moist and soft at the same time.
S$24 for 8
Fancy brownies with an extra crunch? The Triple chocolate walnut would do the trick. They are packed with toasted walnut bits. Looking at the sheer amount, you can instantly tell that Charmaine is very generous with her ingredients.
If calories are no object, you can even enjoy this à la mode, topped with a tiara of vanilla ice cream. Come to think of it, Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked ice cream would go really well with this! But that would be too much of an indulgence now, wouldn’t it?
Ahhh… the joys of sweet endings.
Have you ever ordered cakes and brownies online? Know of any good online bakery? Share your recommendations in the comments!
778A North Bridge Road (level 2)
Tel: +65 9781 4169 (Charmaine) | Website