07 July 2014

Gooey Chocolate Brownie Recipe



Baking Chocolate Brownies


This weekend was a baking weekend. After finishing exams I woke up at a loss of what to do. Geeky I know, I felt as though I should be hitting the books or going into school or at least something to do with learning. Alas, no geeky Freya. So I thought what is a million times better than revision. Brownies, thats what. So at 8:30 am I donned my baking hat and took to the cupboards and cook books. I am very picky with brownies. I like them gooey with solid chocolate pieces in with a perfect ratio of fruit to nut.

If like me you are OCD about chocolate related topics below is the recipe I used to create these yummy morsels of gooey goodness.
What you will need:

1 Large mixing bowl
2 Spoons
1 Sauce pan
1 Heat proof bowl
1 Baking tray
Baking parchment
50g of Nuts of your choice
50g of Raisins
50g of Cherries
(Obviously if you would like plain brownies leave these out!)
200g of good quality chocolate
65g of Plain flour
1 tsp of baking power
4 large eggs
365g of Caster sugar
250g of Butter
70g of Coca powder

Method:

Add boiling water to the sauce pan and bring to the boil. Place a heat proof bowl on top of the simmering water in the pan. To the bowl add the butter and HALF the chocolate until melted. Once melted add the nuts and dried fruits and cocoa powder. In a separate bowl add the flour sugar and rest of the chocolate together, beaten in the eggs and baking powder and pour the butter chocolate mixture into the flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour into a lined baking tray and cook for 25 minutes at 180 c.

My sneaky trick to achieve solid chocolate within brownie pieces is to only melt half the chocolate and add the rest as whole chunks so that when you come to refrigerate the brownies you get yummy chunks of chocolate as a delicious surprise with every bite!



 I like to cut my brownies into small little chunks to make them look more gourmet! Although you can cut them to any size you wish.
 Et voila small pieces of chocolate heaven! Put them in boxes for treats to your friends and family or as I did recently wrap them as little thank you presents next time you pop out for a dinner party.




Do send me any photos if you re create the brownies! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Love F x

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