Friday, 3 August 2012

The very best brownies.


These brownies will change your life. They will induce chocolate comas and bring marriages back together (cannot guarantee), they will cost a lot of money due to an excessive number of chocolate bars but they will be worth it. No question. Bake them, bring them to a friend in need, eat them at midnight in front of Teen Mom 2, share them with your family and watch their faces lighten and their waist bands tighten, just do it. Preferably soon.


What makes these brownies such special brownies (besides the weed), is the amount of chocolate involved. There's 400g of dark chocolate, extra cocoa, and big chunks of white chocolate. They are gooey and chewy and deliciously moreish. The cooling time of 2 hours will be absolute torture. A hot one can't hurt.


Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping.

Ingredients
200g butter
400g plain chocolate
225g light muscovado sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g chunks white chocolate
25g cocoa powder
75g self-raising flour
3 large eggs

- preheat the oven to 170°C and line an 8 inch square shallow cake tin with baking parchment. 
- melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.
- remove from heat and stir in the sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa, flour, eggs and white chocolate.
- pour the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface with a spoon.
- bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until set on the surface but still soft underneath.
- leave to cool in the tin for 2 hours and then cut into squares.
- dust with icing sugar and serve.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, these sound amazing! Gonna have to try make these this weekend :)

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  2. Any recipe that begins with 200g of butter and then follows with 400g of chocolate can only be good news. I promised people at work I would bake something this weekend and bring it in on Monday ... looks like I've found my recipe!

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  3. These look so yummy! Think I know what I'm going to be baking tomorrow :)

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  4. Oh dear, I could so go for a life changing brownie right now.. xx

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  5. these look like delicious, amazing chocolate bricks. i feel like if i made them i'd end up like that possum in the pastry shop xx

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  6. Well, great. Guess I have to go make brownies now, since you've instilled in me a ferocious craving that absolutely cannot be resisted.

    Just found your blog! I love anyone who loves brownies and you have a super cute space too! Following along now!

    Love,
    Sarah

    the Reverie blog

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  7. WAIT. WAIT. WAIT. And I just saw that you're in London.
    Oh. Be still my heart.

    That city holds some of the best parts of my life in it's memory. JEALOUS.

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  8. I CAN CONFIRM THESE BROWNIES ARE AMAZING BECAUSE CLAIRE MADE THEM FOR ME AND THEY WERE INCREDIBLE AND YES THEY CHANGED MY LIFE.

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