20 December 2011

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Christmas time = Chocolate.

There are no two ways about it.

Something that I have always wanted to make but failed at baking is a decent chocolate brownie. I've tried a few different recipes and did not include any nuts..and found they always always collapsed after I took them out of the oven. Some were really dry and some were just plain sloppy.

I'm happy to tell you that I have found a great recipe by Nigella Lawson that actually works! After reading her recipe I found out that brownies continue to cook after you take them out of the oven...

Why didn't anyone tell me that before!!

Snow Flecked Brownies 
Sourced here


You will need:
  • 375g  dark chocolate
  • 375g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract
  • 6 eggs
  • 350g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 225g plain flour
  • 250g white chocolate buttons
  • a tin measuring approx 33cm x 23cm x 5.5cm

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/350F and line your tin.

Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a saucepan. Allow to cool. In a bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Measure the flour into another bowl and add the salt.
Add the chocolate mixture (once it has cooled a bit) to the eggs and sugar, and then add the flour.

Fold in the white chocolate buttons. Beat to combine smoothly and then scrape out of the saucepan into the lined pan. 

Bake for about 25 mins.

The brownies are ready, when the top is dried, but the middle is dark and dense and gooey still. Remember that they will continue to cook as they cool.




 The outer edges are perfectly moist and cakey and the middle is gooey...just the way I like it!
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It's under a week till Christmas day!! 
5 sleeps!
I'm really exicited but I don't want it to go..I love it so much! Boxing day is good fun too but it's not the same. I can barely listen to Christmas music (♫ soon it will be Christmas day♫...yeah only another 365 days left!!) after the big day has come and gone. 
My birthday is on Friday so I don't know when I will be blogging properly next. Fingers crossed I will be better at it than I was last year and blog again before the New Year!

Gemma x

4 comments:

  1. These brownies look amazing! I am still trying to plan out our Christmas treats so I may have to dig through your blog because I am 100% not a baker...but I want to be!

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  2. Those Brownies look delicious! Hope you have a great Birthday and Merry Christmas! I bought the pens from an art shop in Gerrards Cross. They have lots of goodies in there.

    Emily x

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  3. Hi,I got to your blog while searching Google images and your incredible brownies appeared! OMG, I can't wait to make them! And all your pictures are amazing. Are you a professional, b/c you could be. What camera gets results like this? Seriously, can you tell me what kind of camera gets such fantastic close ups.
    Thanks,
    Shelly

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    1. Hiya,

      Thanks for the lovely compliments!! Those brownies were really good! I use my boyfriends camera, which is a fujifilm s400. It has great close - ups.

      Thanks : )

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