Sunday, 23 September 2012

Brownie Heaven

Triple Choc and Hazelnut Brownies

Yum yum!
This recipe is really easy to prepare, and its worked every time (touch wood!).
So here it is, Chocolate Brownies!


285g Dark Chocolate (The recipe says at least 70% coco solids but I've never used that stronger chocolate! Mine is normally about 54%)

115g Unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
450g Soft light brown sugar
6 Large eggs
1 Tablespoon of good quality vanilla extract
160g Plain flour
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
Dark,milk,white chocolate, and hazelnut chunks (enough to sprinkle over your tray before baking)
Rectangular brownie tin (aprox 12"x 8" and 1" deep)


Preheat the oven to 150c/gas mark 2. Grease and line your baking tin and set aside for later.

Next melt your dark chocolate and butter in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water. Leave to cool.

Ready for the oven
Put the sugar into a large bowl, separately, beat the eggs and vanilla extract until combined, and add to the sugar. I find that the mix is often quite lumpy, but just keep mixing and it will smooth out. Set the bowl aside, and take this time to chop your hazelnuts and chocolate into medium sized pieces. Now your melted butter and dark chocolate should be cool, add this to the sugar and eggs and mix well until fully combined. Sieve in your flour and stir again! Finally pour into your tray and sprinkle with plenty (don't be shy, the more the better!) of nuts and chocolate. Put in the oven for 30-40 mins, check at about 35 mins! You'll know that they are done when you can spike a fork into the centre of the tray, and it comes out clean of mix.

Leave to cool in the tin, then when the brownie is semi-cool slice with a sharp knife in the tray. Use a spatula to remove your slices from the tray! Enjoy! xxx

Ps. They taste great served with vanilla ice cream! xxx

Looking good!