Saturday, 8 November 2014

Brownies (again)

Year 11 is more stressful than they tell you; I've had revision pretty much non-stop, so I haven't had much chance to plan new posts (sorry!).
To make up for it I'm here with what are possibly the best brownies I've ever made. They're fudgey and gooey and a little bit cakey. 
I had a look at some other recipes, then pretty much made these up as I went along.

200g milk chocolate (or use dark if you want a richer taste)
200g butter
100g plain flour
2tsp cocoa powder 
1tsp baking powder
3 medium eggs
125g caster sugar
Any extras you want to put in (I had some white chocolate chunks and some mini marshmallows)

1- Preheat the oven to 170C and line an 8x8 inch tin with greaseproof paper, You don't want your tin to be too shallow.
2- Break the chocolate into small chunks and cut your butter into cubes. Place into a large microwaveable bowl, and heat on high for 20-30 seconds. Take out the bowl, stir, and repeat until everything's melted.
3- In a separate bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
4- Stir the sugar into the chocolate.
5- Beat your eggs in a separate bowl, then add to the chocolate in two parts, mixing well in between. Make sure your chocolate isn't too hot, otherwise you'll end up with a sad bowl of chocolate scrambled eggs. 
6- Add in the vanilla essence and fold in the flour. Add in any extras (chocolate chips, marshmallows, nuts- it's up to you).
7- Put the brownies into the oven for 20 minutes. 

My favourite thing about these brownies is that they can all be done by hand, no mixers involved.
Try them! You won't regret it!

Love, Shay. xo