I lasted four months without lollies, cakes etc. but on Father's Day I fell... The kids were making Joe luscious chocolate desserts and I lost my will. The chocolate self saucing pudding won and I have not been able to hoist myself back on the wagon again, losing my bet with Joe that I could last until December without any of life's delicacies. Which was just as well, because today Sophie and I made Alice Medrich's cocoa brownies and they were delicious... gooey soft centres and terribly moreish. Click on the link to Smitten Kitchen's adaption of the recipe - I defy you to resist temptation!