Friday, 30 August 2013
Chocolate Fudge Brownies
I love making brownies because they are a one bowl, one tin recipe. Minimal washing up! This recipe is great because you don't need expensive dark chocolate, just good old plain chocolate.
makes 12 slices
400g plain chocolate
225g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
2tbsp strong black coffee
100g self raising flour
100g pecans or walnuts, chopped
100g white chocolate, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Oil and line a 28x18cm tin with baking paper.
Break the plain chocolate into a heatproof bowl and add the butter. Melt in the microwave on a low heat or set the bowl over a pan of boiling water.
Stir in the sugar. Now add the eggs, vanilla and coffee and stir until well mixed. Fold in the flour. Finally, fold in the nuts and chocolate.
Pour the mixture into the tin and spread it out evenly. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for approximately 45minutes, until the top is crunchy and the center is firm but still moist. Leave to cool completely in the tin before lifting them out and slicing.
Top Tip: If you find that your brownies are crumbling when you slice them, try refrigerating them first then cut with a hot clean knife.