Showing a talent for fairness

Noah's porize-winning Fairtrade chocolate bake-off cookies. Photo: SG041013-145TW
Noah's porize-winning Fairtrade chocolate bake-off cookies. Photo: SG041013-145TW
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Baking obviously runs in the family in the Wadsworth household.

Mum Emily Wadsworth bakes cakes for her day job running The Cakery in Spalding.

Her son Noah (5) has shown he has got a talent for cake-making too because he was winner in the under six category in the recent South Holland Fairtrade Chocolate Bake-Off.

Noah demonstrated it’s possible to bake delicious looking – and tasting – cookies, using lots of Fairtrade products.

Emily has shared Noah’s prize-winning Fairtrade Chocolate Bake-off Brownie recipe with readers.


100g room temperature unsalted butter

100g Fairtrade dark chocolate (broken up into cubes)

4 eggs

250g Fairtrade Golden Caster Sugar

100g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

30g Fairtrade cocoa powder

2 tbsp Fairtrade icing sugar to decorate (optional)


Melt the chocolate together with the butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until both are melted together and the mixture is shiny.

Whisk the eggs and sugar together until fluffy then add this to the butter/chocolate mixture but make sure the chocolate mixture is room temperature or the eggs will scramble.

Sift in the dry ingredients and fold into the mixture with a metal spoon.

Once incorporated and “fudgy” in texture then pour into a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake on 1800/1600 for fan oven for 25 to 30 minutes.

If you like your brownies gooey then take the tray out when there is a slight wobble to the cake but it has formed a crust on the top. Leave to cool completely in the tray before cutting up into portions.

Don’t forget to shop Fairtrade when buying ingredients for your brownies.