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Berrrrrrrownies!

At long last – the promised brownie recipe 🙂

Preheat oven to 140 deg C

Melt 110g butter (I use real butter, not margarine, melted in a bowl in the microwave)
Stir in 2 cups of white sugar, then 3 beaten eggs.

Sift (if you really want to!) and add:
1 and 1/2 cups plain/cake flour
9 Tablespoons cocoa
Generous pinch salt

Mix well and add 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Stir together, spread on a baking tray (greased or lined with baking paper).

Bake:
1. 15-20 minutes at 140 deg C
2. 10-15 minutes at 100 deg C

Allow to cool slightly before cutting into squares.
They are deeeeeelish eaten still hot, or served warm as a dessert with strawberries and ice cream. They keep well in an airtight container, if they last that long.

*Baking times: I go for the middle ground when it comes to the baking times – 18 minutes at the hotter temperature, then 12 minutes at the cooler temperature. I also sometimes leave the tray in the oven for a while after I’ve turned it off… as the oven cools, it leaves the top with a thin, flaky crust while the insides remain nice and soft. But often I just can’t wait that long and take them out as soon as possible!

And please remember, every oven is different, so you may want to experiment a little with the timings.

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Oh Sweet Start

Time for me to write my first real post! If you have read the ‘About Me’ bit on my blog, or know me even a little, you will know that I am something of a chocaholic. I also like to bake, and probably may favourite thing to make, for many reasons, is chocolate brownies. So my first ever proper real post is going to be dedicated to chocolate brownies. And to help you share in my joy, here is my recipe.
Err, nope… the Love Of My Life has just arrived home from work positively laden with chocolate!!!!!! Bliss!
So this first post is just dedicated to chocolate.

 

I am a rubbish photographer, though I’d love to be good at it. Please excuse, nay forgive, my terrible terrible photos.

PS The chocolate brownie recipe will follow soon!
PS2 The reason for all the chocolate was a screeching baby, all day long. We’re working on his naps and Little Man’s not happy about it.

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