I have a ridiculous amount of Christmas chocolate left over, far more than I could ever eat ( well at least enough to last til next Christmas ). So I decided to make chocolate brownies to give out to friends and family as a thank you for a wonderful Christmas, using most of my left over chocolates. A totally win win situation.
These brownies are seriously gooey and taste like heaven.
185g Unsalted butter
185g Chocolate, dark is best but any chocolate will be good.
85g Plain flour
40g Cocoa powder
150g Your favourite treats ( I used miniature hero’s and marshmallows )
275g Golden caster sugar
Cut the unsalted butter and the 185g of chocolate into small pieces and add to a medium heat proof bowl. Fill a small pan about a quarter full with hot water and sit the bowl onto of the rim, make sure the water isn’t touching the bowl. Put over a low heat until butter and chocolate is melted then remove bowl from pan.
Preheat the oven to fan 160c conventional 180c or gas mark 4. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment.
Using another bowl sieve together the plain flour and cocoa powder.
With a large knife roughly chop up your chocolate and treats, it’s up to you know small you chop them, depends if you like brownies with chunks in them or not. I chopped mine all different sizes.
Break the eggs into a large bowl and add the golden caster sugar. With a electric whisk on maximum speed, whisk together until thick and creamy, this can take up to five minutes.
Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the eggy mousse, then gently fold together with a spatula. Once mixed fold the flour and cocoa mixture into the mix. Do this gently as you don’t want to add air to the mixture.
Pour the mixture into your prepared tin and add to the oven for 30 mins, if after 30 mins your brownie is still a little wobbly return to the oven for another 5 minutes.
Leave the whole brownie to cool, once cooled cut into squares and share with family and friends. A nice way to say thank you for all your lovely Christmas gifts.