Monday, 29 October 2012

Bad Boy Brownies

Sunday's are the best for experimenting with cooking.
Fitting in with bonfire night, we got the cookery books out and started looking for Autumnal recipes. These gooey treats are perfect for a night in front of the fire, or fireworks. 
Step by step guide to creating these little treats:

75g (3 oz) plain dark chocolate
75g (3 oz) butter
2 eggs
25g (8 oz) golden caster sugar
100g (3 1/2 oz) plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Melt the chocolate with the butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering hot water
Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a bowl until the mixture is pale and creamy. Stir the melted chocolate in to the egg mixture. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and fold together. For a seasonal spin, we added 3 roughly chopped Crunchies.
Grease a 20cm (8inch) square tin and line the base with a non-stick baking paper. Turn the mixture into the tin and bake in a preheated oven, 190'C (375'F) Gas mark 5, for 25 minutes until the brownies are firm on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then cut them into squares. 

To add a twist to our chocolate brownies, we added a bar of milk chocolate to soften out the harshness of the dark chocolate. (Again this is optional)

Warning: these bad boy brownies are highly addictive and attack the thighs. Eat with caution.