I have already under my belt some amazing recipes which upon application to face stop you in time.I am aware that one size does not fit all and yet I have not found an adult that has not become silent for a few seconds on the first or second bite.When eaten alone their deep,dark chocolateyness is as indulgent as a 3 night Spa Break when you can’t afford one.Rarely in life do we get a huge return for little input but these bad boys shoot the hell out of that theory,at least temporarily.It simply is about melting then stirring it all together,I still don’t believe it.There are a couple of important pointers.One is the Chocolate needs to be a high 70% quality one.Supermarkets standard will not do.It is all in the Chocolate.The second is that I make it half and half with milk/dark chocolate for my children as they find them too Chocolatey.Turbo Chocolate or not you can use these Brownies in so many ways,frosted for the kids to decorate their own,Dinner Party Dessert,warm with a few Raspberries tumbled in and Icecream,Coffee with friends or my favourite………me time sitting in a wardrobe so no one can find me.Versatility city.
This recipe is from The Hummingbird Bakery and it is for Sam.I send my love to you in each and every bite,curdling impossible.
- 200g dark chocolate roughly chopped
- 175g unsalted butter
- 325g caster sugar
- 130g plain flour
- 3 eggs beaten
- Preheat oven 170 C
- Melt chocolate and butter over a saucepan of simmering water-I can never be bothered with getting out all the gear for this so I melt it over the lowest heat possible stirring it all the time and watching it closely,taking it off the heat here and there as you stir.If chocolate burns it goes like crushed oreo biscuits and you have to throw it away so you have to concentrate on it solely if you want to use my shortcut.Stir till completely combined.
- Take off the heat and mix in sugar thoroughly.
- Then the eggs.
- Then the flour.Mix until you can mix no more and all is shiny and smooth.
- Pour into brownie tin-mine was 16cm by 23cm but the recipe says 23cm by 33cm I think it matters not.
- Bake for 25 mins ish.You want the top hard and the middle fudgey.
- Apply to face.