Chocolate fudge brownies

We made chocolate fudge brownies!

Now I am the first to admit when I bake it can be very hit and miss. I often find a recipe start by following it to the letter then get abit bored and do my own thing, this does not always have a good outcome.
But the kids love it so we try and this week we made some brownies for the first time. 

chocolate brownies



I know they don’t look all that great but presentation has never been my strong point trust me they taste sooooo much better than they look. So good in fact we made these yesterday and they are all gone (I know, I have an addiction).

We followed a recipe from The Usborne Cookbook for Children This book is awesome its aimed at children but as I’m such a crap beginner when it comes to cooking/baking this book is great for me. It explains it step by step with pictures, so I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone that is still crap learning.  

The Usborne cookbook for children

 Ingredients:

(Makes 9 Squares)

  • 100g plain chocolate drops
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter (softened)
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 50g self raising flour
  • 25g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder(I used Cadbury’s hot choc powder it was all I could find)
  • 100g  walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 20cm square cake tin

Method:
  • Heat oven to 180°C,350°F or gas mark 4.
  • Line tin with baking paper
  • Melt chocolate drops in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water
  • Cream the butter sugar and vanilla essence in a large mixing bowl
  • Wisk the eggs and add a little at a time to the mixture
  • Sift both types of flour and the cocoa powder into the mixture
  • Stir all ingredients until they are well mixed
  • Chop the nuts (if using) into small pieces and stir them into the mixture
  • Spoon into the tin and smooth the top with the back of a spoon
  • Bake the brownies for 35 mins. The are ready when they have risen slightly and a crust has formed on top (they will still be soft in the middle)
  • Leave the brownies in the tin for 20 mins then cut them into squares
And enjoy!!
Carefully measuring.
Best part licking the bowl (and spoons).
You have a little something on your nose.

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