In 2010 I had the pleasure to be apart of the Qantas cabin crew team where we flew to Johannesburg in South Africa and worked in a HIV positive orphanage in down town Johannesburg.
To say that this trip was life changing in an understatement.
We spent a week working in the city where we met with some of the most incredible and beautiful children most infected with the virus and some of those who passed while we were there.
I am so blessed to have been apart of something that changed my life, made an impact on me to want to create change in the world we live in today.
This photo captures that very moment when my world was changed for the greater good.
This time away has made me realise what is important to me and the projects that I wish to continue.
I hope you can follow my journey and contribute where you can.
Great Quote from Day 2 from @irokotv Founder & CEO @jasonnjoku ...”@irokotv was the 11th startup that I created. You will always fail. It’s the perseverance that gets you through. It’s what you do in that failure that determines character. It’s about the journey” #ObamaLeaders
Mokachocolatayaya Brownies (or One Bowl Brownies, but that doesn’t sell it as well) from the @sweetestmenu blog. Note how I deftly concealed the eaten 2/3 of the tin! They were yum). The Brownie recipes I love best come from @palestineonaplate @chillichocolatechefs and @nigellalawson , but this would be brownies I love best in the subcategories of Easy/Quick/Pantry Available Ingredients/Fudgy. Find the link to the blog in my bio; below is a version with my amendments and suggestions: 170 grams (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted (I used salted)
200 grams (1 cup) caster sugar 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar (I used Muscovado for an extra fudgy texture) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 eggs 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder (the best quality affordable always makes it yummy) 70 grams (1/2 cup) plain flour I added chopped pieces of a slab of @woolworths_sa Salted Caramel ; a trifle salt always brings out the best in chocolate.
1 Preheat the oven to 160 C (320 F). Grease and line an 8 inch / small square baking tin with baking or parchment paper (I use a @yuppiechef silicone mat to eliminate waste), ensuring two sides overhang (makes it superdeeduper easy to wrench out as one unit!) .In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and sugars and gently whisk together. Add the vanilla extract and stir. (I literally used a spatula to stir through all the ingredients, including a bicep 💪🏻 crunching stirring of the eggs one at a time). 2 Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring in-between, then sift in the cocoa powder and flour. Stir until just combined. Pour the brownie batter in the prepared tin and place in the oven. Bake brownies for approximately 30 (I went up to 40) minutes or until they no longer wobble in the middle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. (My wire racks are in a box 📦 somewhere so I just cooked it in the tray)
The baking time will affect the texture of the brownies. Try not too over bake them to ensure they are still gooey in the centre. I did lengthen the bake time by an additional 10 minutes/until the brownie seemed “just set now”.