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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

sometimes only chocolate will do

Modern Shabby Chic Kitchen
I've had writers block these past few days.....things have been feeling a bit same same, so I needed to whip up some cooking inspiration and I got it from a friend who was cooking up some chocolate brownies.

I'm not a mad sweet tooth, I'm a savoury girl at heart but there are certain times that nothing but chocolate will do.  I've been wanting to make a chocolate brownie for ages but am scared I'll eat it all at once. I've made a deal with myself to only have a small slice a day, pinky promise.  

Heathers chocolate brownie
1 cup sugar
3-4 tbspn good quality cocoa
2 eggs
1 tbsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup or 185g melted butter
3/4 cup plain flour
Mix your sugar and cocoa before adding the eggs, vanilla and melted butter.

Add sifted flour and mix well to get rid of any lumps of flour.
Pour into a greased square tin and bake at 175c for 25 mins or so.

You can also ice with your favourite icing, a good one is a tbspn of cocoa, same of icing sugar, a tbspn of soft butter and a dash of water.  Allow icing to set in the fridge before cutting into squares. You can also add coconut, choc chips for an extra chocolate hit or nuts like walnuts.

I must admit, I made a few changes to the recipe.  I did 1/2 sugar 1/2 brown sugar, used raw 100% cacao powder and added a 170g block of dark chocolate with 70% cocoa.  So whats the verdict?  Amazeballs. I better hide it. And next time I'll be adding walnuts to it and will keep some good vanilla icecream on hand to have with it, I feel a bad addiction coming on!!  Whats that saying, "chocolate makes your clothes shrink" sign me up for some new jeans.

Ciao, Jan

1 comment :

  1. I totally agree with you, Jan. Sometimes, no matter what we try, there are really times that only chocolate will do. And by the way, the brownie looks amazing!


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