Sunday, 20 September 2009

Brownies or filth flarn

Me and my little darling made his favourite brownies again the other day.
They really are divine, although as my sister would say filthy!

They are a take on Nigella Lawsons brownies (from ...Domestic Goddess)

This is the recipe I use:
(I'll also put nigella's in case anyone wants to make that)
makes approx 48 pieces

375g unsalted butter
300g dark chocolate (nigella's has 375)
6 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
500g caster sugar
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
100g white chocolate chunks
2 small bars terry's chocolate orange - chopped into large chunks
(nigellas recipe has 300g chopped walnuts in place of the white and orange choc)

1. Heat oven to 180*. Line a pan approx 33 x 23 x 51/2 cm with baking paper (sides as well). I get a piece larger that the pan, draw around it then cut diagonally from the corners to the outline. One side can then be tucked behind the other so you don't get any creases!

2. Melt butter and chocolate together in a large saucepan.

3. Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl.

4. Sift flower into a second bowl and add salt.

5. Let the chocolate mixture cool a bit then beat in the eggs and sugar mixture and the flour.

6. Beat to combine well and just before pouring into the pan, add the mix of chocolate chunks and stir quickly to mix.

7. Bake for about 25 minutes.

When it's ready the top should be pale and and speckled but the middle gooey.

Leave to cool for a while then cut into pieces and eat!

A few tips: The terry's choc orange chunks need to be quite big or they will just melt completely when you add them to the mix.
The same applies to adding them: it needs to be just before you pour the mixture into the pan for the same reason.
The first time I made this I thought I'd never get 48 pieces out of it without making them tiny. They do come out quite small but with this version that is a good thing, they are pretty sweet and rich.

My goodness, I have become domesticated haven't I?!
I think I really need to put on some ridiculous shoes, lots of make-up and go for a wild night out!!!

Off to look for granola recipes now!

chin chin
sab x


La Jenno said...

Mmm... Sounds good Sab! I think I'm going to have to cook brownies soon!

sabulous said...

you won't regret it. It really is delish!!!

Crunk said...

So are your brownies as tasty as Nigella? I think I love her!

Nadja said...

I did say filthy, didn't I? Huh, you know me to well...