With Valentines right around the corner (tomorrow actually) I thought I would upload a recipe post as an alternative to a gift giving guide, as who doesn’t love being given food!? I know I do. Today’s post is a Chocolate Brownie recipe, if you haven’t already guessed by the pictures and these brownies taste incredible! So if you haven’t got anything for your Valentine yet, or just want to treat yourself (or others if you’re up for sharing) then these brownies are really quick to whip up and bake. One of my favourite things in life is food, so if someone was to make me these they would earn some serious brownie points, see what I did there? 😉
100g Salted Butter
200g Dark Chocolate
100g Milk Chocolate Chips/Chunks (optional)
250g Golden Caster Sugar
100g Plain Flour
30g Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Baking Powder
100g Milk Chocolate Chips/Chunks
250g Milk Chocolate for melting
Morrison’s Strawberry Flavour Frosting
Love Heart Cookie Cutter
1. Preheat the oven to 180c or Gas Mark 4.
2. Line a 22cm square tin (or whatever tin you have in your cupboard, it just depends on how thick you want your brownies) with baking paper. Melt the butter and chocolate together and let cool to room temperature.
3. Whisk the eggs and sugar together, once the mixture becomes light and fluffy fold in the chocolate mixture and sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder until the mixture resembles a batter.
4. This is where you can add any extra ingredients, I’ve used milk chocolate chips as the more chocolate the better in my eyes! Pour into your tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top becomes slightly cracked.
Additional Info: If you put a knife/cocktail stick into you’re batter to determine if its fully cooked, unlike cake mixture the batter should be present. If there’s no batter present on the knife/cocktail stick it’s likely that the mixture has been in the oven too long and will be overcooked.
5. Let completely cool and remove from the tin. Once cooled you can then cut your brownie into squares, of if you have a love heart cookie cutter, cut into love hearts.
6. Once cut, you can then drizzle over the melted chocolate or frosting and wait to set before enjoying!
One thing I love about brownies is that you can make so many different variations. There’s so many recipes online which all include various ingredients from marshmallows to peanut butter. I particularly love these brownies as they have a really gooey centre which just melts in your mouth, this is the perfect brownie if I say so myself! What are your favourite brownie combos? I’d love to know so feel free to leave me a comment!
Happy Reading.. And Happy Baking!
Love Kirsty x