Saturday, 4 June 2016

Chocolate Brownies


At simplyfood I do try and post healthy recipes but once in awhile it's nice to bake a cake or a special treat. I made these chocolate brownies to share at work with my colleagues as a treat. I have never baked brownies before so I thought it was best to use a tried and tested recipe and adapt it a little. I took inspiration from the Mary Berry Chocolate Brownie recipe.


The brownies turned out delicious although I think next time I will reduce the baking time by 5 minutes to make them a little bit more gooey in the centre. I found the addition of coffee really highlighted the chocolate taste.



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Chocolate Brownies
Chocolatey gooey indulgent chocolate brownies
Ingredients:
  • 375g Plain chocolate chopped up
  • 250g Margarine softened
  • 2 teaspoons Instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons Hot water
  • 2 Eggs
  • 250g Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 90g Self raising flour
  • 250g White chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cocoa for dusting.
Method:
1. Grease and line a loose bottom square baking tin 10x10 size2.Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C3. In a microwave safe bowl add the 375g of chopped chocolate and margarine and heat on high for 30 seconds stir and repeat at 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted.Make sure you stir between each stage. Remove the chocolate from the microwave and allow to cool.4. In another large bowl add the coffee and add to it the hot water, mix to melt the coffee. Add the eggs, vanilla and sugar and whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy.5. Slowly add the melted chocolate until it is all incorporated.6. Fold in the flour gently and then stir in the white chocolate chips. Do not over mix.7. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes.8. Remove the brownies from the oven when they are soft to touch and crust is crisp but centre is slightly gooey.9. Allow brownies to cool completely, once cooled cut into squares and sieve some cocoa on the top.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 pieces


38 comments:

  1. I love chocolate brownies! I always have them warmed up with a bit of ice cream on the side! YUMMY!

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  2. This looks delicious. You can never go wrong with a brownie.

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  3. Ooooo. These look so scrummy. I think I would omit the coffee as I can't stand the taste but I would also warm them up to eat with a nice bit of double cream.

    Laura x x x

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  4. Looks yummy... been long time since I made brownies

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  5. These look lovely and moist, going to make these with my family xx

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  6. Beautiful! There's little to beat a great brownie - your lucky colleagues!

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  7. Oh my! These look incredible. I love nuts in my brownies so I usually add those in but these look so indulgent already. I might have to pop to the shop and pick up some baking supplies now... Ha!

    - Elodie x

    www.elle-yeah.com

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  8. Oh I do love a good brownie! I also like it super gooey so often cut the cooking time by 5 mins or so.

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  9. Can't go wrong with a bit of Mary Berry inspiration! I love the coffee and chocolate combination - one of my favourite flavours.

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  10. These look so very delicious. My kids anything chocolate. I bet they would love these.

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  11. I reckon that these brownies would taste amazing with cream or custard! I wonder what you will be cooking next?

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  12. These look so yummy - I need to try and make some soon!

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  13. Chocolate brownies will always be my favourite dessert - they are such a classic.

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  14. Coffee in brownies is always amazing! These look so perfect :-)

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  15. A brownie is VERY hard to beat and these look amazing for your first go! I fancy one with a big dollop of ice cream right now!

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  16. Ooh this looks lush. I haven't had a brownie in AGES but I love having mine warm with ice cream! xxx

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  17. Those look yummy, I love chocolat brownies. I should make them for my children.

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  18. Are you able to eat butter Nayna? If so , do try it next time, it's so much nicer than margarine.

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    1. Yes Choclette I do eat butter but Mary Berry's recipe said margarine so I thought best to use that as I had not made brownies before.

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  19. I love brownies. Thanks for the lovely recipe - I will be making this very soon :)

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  20. I love a delicious chocolate brownie and have not had any for ages

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  21. These look delicious! I've seen a few recipes that use coffee in brownies but have never tried it myself, this is one to make for the weekend!

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  22. Lovely texture, wonderful dessert!

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  23. Simply sensational, indeed. It's been a long time since I make brownies. this post gives me a good sign to do it again.

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  24. These brownies look delicious! I love the addition of coffee - it must make them extra special. :)

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  25. I adore brownies, these look so rich and delicious - love the idea of adding coffee as well! yum!

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  26. I love making brownies and yours look like they are just perfect, there is something so special about home made bakes and brownies win over all chocolate lovers!

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  27. You can't beat chocolate brownies for that oohey goohey chocolate hit! These look lovely and the coffee is a great addition.

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  28. Totally agree, coffee can really bring out the flavours of chocolate. Perhaps because they are both roasted in similar ways during production. Lovely brownies.

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  29. Chocolate brownies have got to be one of my favourite things and always my downfall when trying to eat more healthy - I loooove the sound of these ones

    Laura x

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  30. Can't believe you have never made brownies before!! These look like they worked really well.

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  31. I never make brownies! I know I know that's weird but it has to change. You are so right about coffee bringing out chocolate flavor.

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  32. yum! I really only like brownies right after they come out of the oven. I need to try making them myself so I make sure to get the hot ones lol

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  33. Wow! These brownies look SOOOOOO darn moist I could eat them all.

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  34. This sounds like the perfect recipe. I adore brownies and will be trying these ones very soon!!

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  35. If brownies are not good enough? You topped them off with more chocolate. This is my kind of dessert.

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  36. These brownies look delicious. Will need to try your recipe

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  37. I love brownies and have made them many times , each time with a different twist and recipe, I must say I love the ones with coconut oil the most. Your brownies look so delicious Nayna, lucky those who got to eat them! I have never baked with margarine though.

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