One Christmas two of my brothers bought me chocolate baking books and the third bought me some fancy chocolate. They must think I like chocolate or something?! Knowing that, believe it or not this is the first time I’ve actually made chocolate brownies. This recipe was adapted from one of the Christmas present baking books-‘Chocolate Baking’ by Linda Collister. Incidentally, the same author who wrote The Great British Bake Off cookery book. So it seems everything I’m baking at the moment originally came from Linda Collister. Anyway, this recipe was really easy to follow and the brownies turned out well. Although I’ll bake them for less time in future (baked for 35mins this time) as they weren’t quite as squidgy in the middle as I was hoping.
4 eggs, beaten
140g light brown muscovado sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
75g cocoa powder
140g plain flour
50g pecan nuts
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Melt the butter in a pan and leave to cool while preparing the rest of the mixture. Beat the eggs together then add the sugar and mix. Add the butter and vanilla and mix. Stir in the flour, cocoa and salt until combined, don’t over mix. Stir in the nuts. Pour into a baking tin and bake at 180°C for 30mins.