Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Tuesday Recipe Spot – Valentine Chocolate Brownies - Faff-Free Cooking with Jackie Johnson


Tuesday Recipe Spot – Valentine Chocolate Brownies - Faff-Free Cooking with Jackie Johnson

My motto has always been 'Never trust a skinny cook!' I do like to share recipes that I know work for me. They are not necessarily of my invention – but I will always give you the origin and maybe the story behind them! These recipes are relatively easy to make – hence the title, Faff-Free Cooking.'

So today's treat is …. Valentine Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

185g unsalted butter

185g plain chocolate

3 medium eggs

275g soft brown sugar

40g cocoa powder

85g plain flour

100g plain or milk chocolate roughly chopped

  1. Grease and line a 25 x 20cm shallow baking tin and line with baking parchment. Preheat your oven to 180C/gas 4.

  2. Put the 185g plain chocolate in a heatproof bowl with the butter oven a pan of simmering water to melt. When melted, stir to blend

  3. Whisk the eggs and the sugar together until thick and pale and the mix will have lots of volume. With an electric whisk it will take about 5 mins – longer if whisking by hand.

  4. Fold the chocolate and butter mixture into the mousse like egg mixture and then fold in the sifted flour and cocoa. Lastly, fold in the 100g chopped chocolate.

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 35 minutes. The baked brownie should still be a little bit wobbly and slightly soft in the middle.

  6. Leave to cool in the tin and then remove and cut into squares.

These are lovely served slightly warm with ice cream!

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