22 Jan 2016

My chocolate brownies :)


I'm not a great baker. Thought I would get that in first. So when we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning bake sale in my work recently, I thought I would try something other than my default Malteaser Fridge Cake.
So I did a google and found a highly rated chocolate brownie receipe. In fact it had the highest rating, so I thought this would increase my chances of my attempts not ending up in the bin!

I went out and brought all the ingredients and set to work. I also invested in a electric food mixer. I would of loved to of got an Kitchenaid one as they are top of the range, but sadly out of my price range, and I opted for a Tesco own brand one for appox £25. 

I will list below some photo's of what I did to make, what I'm pleased to say, were rather well received brownies. I will also link where I found the recipe on line, so you can use that as well if you prefer.
Ingredients

All the ingredients

Cut 185g unsalted butter into smallish cubes and tip into a medium bowl. Break 185g best dark chocolate into small pieces and drop into the bowl.
I then placed the bowl (check yours is microwaveable) in the microwave for appox 1 minute (my microwave is set at 1000W) and covered the bowl with cling film.

Whilst you wait for the mixture to cool set your oven to 160c for fan ovens/180c for conventional ovens/gas mark 4.

Line a square 20cm tin with either butter or you can use grease proof paper.

Weigh 85g of plain flour.

Sift flour into a bowl.

Sift in 40g of cocoa powder into the bowl with the flour.

Flour and cocoa powder.

Break into chunks 50g of milk chocolate and 50g of white chocolate and leave to the side.


Break three large eggs into a bowl or measuring jug.

Weigh 275g of golden caster sugar.
Add eggs and sugar to a electric mixer bowl.

Set your mixer to medium power and whisk for about 5 minutes until the mixture has doubled in volume and resembles a thick milk shake.

Pour into the egg and sugar mixture, your cooled chocolate mixture.

Fold in the two mixtures to combine together.

Sift in the flour and cocoa powder into the wet mixture.

Start to fold the wet and dry ingredients together.

Once all mixed together add the chocolate chunks.

Pour mixture into your baking tin,

Be sure to scrape it all in!

Pat it down to level with a rubber spatula.

Place tin into oven for 25 minutes. You may find the brownies are still a bit gooey in the middle after this time. I found that taking it out once the allotted time had passed and leaving it to cool, the brownies start to set and firm up.

Once cooled, cut into sections and enjoy!
Hint, try the brownies warm with vanilla ice cream :)

Love,




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