Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Snow-Flecked Brownies

My second monthly bake from Sweet and Simple Bakes was snow-flecked brownies. I was going to see my friends and sister in Liverpool so a batch of brownies seemed a suitable gift. They definitely went down well: apparently my sister's friend thought I should
Open a brownie shop

Not that I can any credit as all I did was follow a recipe.

Brownies have now been added to my list of things I want to perfect. Although these brownies are pretty damn near perfect, I might not have to search much more!

Ingredients:
375g best quality dark chocolate
375g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
6 eggs (large)
350g caster sugar (superfine)
1 teaspoon salt
225g plain flour
250g white chocolate buttons or chips, or white chocolate chopped into chunks (or your own choice of chocolate)
2 tsp icing sugar, for dusting
Tin measuring approx 33cm x 23cm x 5.5cm

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/350F.
2. Line the sides and base of a 33 x 23 x 5.5com baking tin with foil or baking parchment.
3. Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy based pan.
4. In a bowl or wide mouthed large measuring jug, beat the eggs together with the caster sugar and vanilla extract.
5. Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt. Then stir in the white chocolate buttons or chopped white chocolate. Beat to combine then scrape and pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin.

I had to use a roasting pan!

6. Bake for 25 minutes, You can see when the brownies are ready because the top dries to a slightly paler brown speckle, while the middle remains dark, dense and gooey. Even with such a big batch you do need to keep checking on it: the difference between gungey brownies and dry ones is only a few minutes. Remember, too, that they will continue to cook as they cool.
7. To serve, cut into squares while still warm and pile up on a large plate, sprinkling with icing sugar pushed with a teaspoon through a small sieve.

12 comments:

  1. They look brilliant. I'll come and visit if you do open a Brownie Shop!

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  2. i would love to visit ur brownie shop too!!!!
    ru brownies look good ,arent they just so dangly elicious???

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  3. Ciao ! A brownie shop sounds like a great idea !!

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  4. I agree - this recipe is a keeper and so easy to bake and take to friends and family. Great job!

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  5. well done, yours look delicious!

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  6. These were so delicious! A brownie shop, I think you are on to something!

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  7. These brownies look very delicious. Well done. I love to make brownies. I think they are easiest to make & yet taste awesome.

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  8. If your looking for a co-owner give me a shout! Between the two of us we'll corner the brownie market lol

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  9. Agree, love the idea of a brownie shop!

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  10. Yours came out beautifully. They are good, aren't they?

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