Mmmmm… Brownies!

Who doesn’t love chocolate? If you don’t there must be something wrong with your neural pathways relating to taste… Sorry but it’s true!! This brownie recipe is super easy, quick to mix up and will get you oodles of, well, brownie points. I like to get the children to help, though thy means I can’t lick the bowl out by myself (drat) as they consider that to be their perks….

Ingredients

100g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
2 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
200g SR flour
Around 100g of a selection of chocolate chips/ chopped nuts/ marshmallows/ fudge pieces/ dried fruit/ lumps of nougat/ small pieces of Mars or Snickers bars…. You get the idea!

Preheat the oven to 175°C
Line and grease a 20cm x 20cm baking tin

Break the chocolate into pieces and chop the butter into squares – put in a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir thoroughly, return to the microwave for another minute. Repeat until the chocolate is mostly melted then stir until the last of the chocolate has fully melted.

Add the sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat in thoroughly.

Sift in the flour and stir in gently.

Add the selection of “chunks” and fold in.

Pour the batter into the baking tin and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the middle is only just set.

Leave to rest in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.

I like to sift icing sugar on the top and add a pinch of edible glitter but you can just scoff the lot!

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