Now, I wouldn't say I have made these too many times, but you can see from the page in the book that they are a firm favourite in our house!
The recipe is in The River Cottage Family Cookbook. It is a REALLY good book and has lots and lots of recipes that we have cooked. I have lots of cook books and sadly many of them are there just make make the place look
Anyway, today was a brownie day.
200g Unsalted butter
200g Caster sugar
125g Plain flour
50g Cocoa powder
Pre-heat the oven to 160 deg C
The book does say 100g walnuts, but I've never put them in.
I usually make them with milk chocolate (I find dark chocolate too rich) but the last time I made them I didn't have enough, but I did have a bar of Green & Blacks Ginger hanging around and I thought why not give it a go. They were GORGEOUS, especially the little pieces of ginger that you find.
Melt the chocolate and butter. I do this on a medium-low heat in the microwave. Keep a close eye on it though as you don't want to heat it too much.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together until they are light and creamy, this only takes a couple of minutes.
Sift the flour and coca powder into the mixture and fold in with a wooden spoon.
Line a tin with tin foil and put a teeny tiny amount of oil into it and brush around. Put into the oven. My oven is a fan oven and it takes 23 minutes to cook. When you take it out the sides are cooked but the middle is still nice and squidgy. If you put a knife into it, it will come out with a sticky mixture on it. Now what ever you do, DO NOT put it back into the oven. Take the tin out, put it on the side and leave to cool in the tin. It will carry on cooking whilst cooling and the middle with be lovely and squidgy.
Can you see how damp and squidgy they are. YUM YUM YUM YUM!!
Please give these a go as they are just gorgeous.
Love Marge x