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 BrowniesSourced 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
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!!
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!