Chocolate Reminiscence

Well it’s crunch time here in the UK again and I’m sure for many others around the world – yes, it’s exam time. The time of the year where all good habits go out the window (unfortunately), exercise, socialising, healthy eating, though I still manage to get a good night’s sleep on top of everything, that’s a key priority in my life! At times like these there’s only one thing I want – chocolate. In any way shape or form, any chocolate puts a smile on my face (I know I’m not the only one!). So with this, I decided to make brownies. I haven’t made these in a few years or have even eaten them shop bought so I thought a bit of chocolate reminiscence, because why not? These are everything you expect from a brownie – chocolatey, fudgey, soft, chewy, I could go on but I’d only make myself want more and sadly there isn’t any at this present moment in time [how about ten cry emojis here!!!]. Anyway, whether you’re studying or not, these are perfect treats for you chocolate fanatics out there!

Here is the recipe:

Chocolate Brownies

Makes 16 square brownies

Ingredients:

  • 175g good quality dark chocolate (65% cocoa or higher)
  • 175 g unsalted butter
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 40g cocoa powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 ⁰C, gas mark 4. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20 cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy, pour over the chocolate mixture and fold in.
  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa and fold in the nuts. Pour into the prepared tin, making sure it goes right into the corners and bake for 35-40 minutes. The top should be crusty with a slight wobble underneath.
  5. Cool completely in the tin (can refrigerate overnight which aids cutting) and then cut into squares or triangles.

Tip: Use a serrated edge knife to cut the brownies more easily.

Here are a few of mine! If you’re keen on making brownies, they’re pretty simple and straightforward.

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Deborah x

(Recipe adapted from: http://recipes.cadbury.co.uk/HomeCategory/RecipeDetails?r=47055)

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