Brownies with a difference for cancer charity

SBSR Ruth Hinks choclatierSBSR Ruth Hinks choclatier
SBSR Ruth Hinks choclatier
She has been named a top choclatier, and recreated the Flying Scotsman in chocolate, and now Ruth Hinks is helping fight cancer with her brownie recipes.

Ruth, the UK’s first female chocolate master Ruth, who runs Cocoa Black in Peebles, is encouraging home bakers to make brownies in aid of Marie Curie.

Ruth said she was asked to take part in Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party, “and I just said yes! I’ve done some work with MacMillan before, but never Marie Curie, so I thought this would be great.

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“Last year, I think there were 70 retailers involved, and this year there are more than 240, so it’s really gone gangbusters!”

Ruth has developed a recipe for “the most indulgent chocolate brownies you’ll ever taste”, which is now available to download from in return for a donation to Marie Curie.

Of her creation, she says: “I just think it needs to be a good old fashioned chocolate brownie.

“It has to have all three kinds of chocolate, real butter, and I want it to be really dark and luxurious, almost decadent.”

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Keen home bakers are being urged to donate, download and bake this month to help raise vital funds for Marie Curie, in association with sink and tap specialists Franke.

After donating, there is a chance for anyone to win a prize by uploading a photo of themselves with an inspirational message for Marie Curie, to the Franke Facebook page at or on Twitter @FrankeUK using the hashtag #BloomingGreat.