Yesterday, I decided to make some mouth-watering brownies using a recipe recommended by my sister.
I decided to make a trip to Sainsbury’s and bought everything required to make the brownies and voila, here are all the ingredients I used to make these scrumptious brownies. This included flour Cocoa Baking Powder, Dark Brown Sugar Soft, Plain Flour, White Caster Sugar, Vanilla Extract and After Eight Chocolates.
You can mix it up with your very own choice of chocolates, it does not have to be ‘After Eight’ by using different chocolates to change the flavour taste.
- 170g Butter
- 200g White Caster Sugar
- 120g Light or Dark Brown Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 110g Cocoa Powder
- 50g plain flour
- 6-10 After Eight Mints or a choice of your own chocolate for decorations etc
I have linked all the items I bought from the list above, where you can purchase all the ingredients.
Step by Step
1. First, measure out a 170g use of butter on a scale and then melt that amount in a pan.
2. Whilst you wait for the butter to melt, measure out the White Caster and Light Brown sugars together. Then add them to your bowl and crack the three eggs to mix. Stir in your mixture using a tablespoon or hand blender machine until it is smooth.
3. Next, include 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and melted butter in your bowl so you can continue to mix until the mixture is thick and glossy like below.
4. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients from the above list, which includes 50g of flour and 110g of cocoa powder. You can add a pinch of salt if you may, but not necessarily.
5. Once you have continuously mixed your main ingredients. Now it is time to pour some parts of the chocolate mixture into a wide pan, ensuring all corners are covered with your melted chocolate spread.
6. You then add your chocolate pieces on top, in my instant, I used 12 pieces of After 8 Mint chocolate. Finally, pour the rest of your melted spread on top of those After 8 mint pieces until all the mint pieces are covered with the melted chocolate.
Once that’s completed, pop it into your oven between 150C and 180C for about 30-40 minutes until they are ready to take out and depending on how well cooked you want it. I placed it on 180C, keep making sure to dab a knife every 10 minutes or so to check if it’s baked.
After the brownies are fully prepared and baked, let it settle for at least 5 to 10 minutes until it is cold. Then cut those brownies into small little pieces and if you wish to decorate it, then you can add your own pieces to make it creative. I included three little strawberries to make it colourful and fresh.
Below is the outcome of these scrumptious brownies. Pretty pleased with my effort on making these, although I made such a mess in the kitchen! Ha!
How do you like your brownies?
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