When the kids want to bake we usually make small cakes, however this time we decided to make chocolate brownies. However things didn’t go quite to plan as we didn’t have all the necessary ingredients.
The basis for my recipe was this one from BBC Food.
Ingredients for twenty brownies
375g/13oz butter, plus extra for greasing
375g/13oz dark chocolate
6 free-range eggs
350g/12oz caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
225g/8oz plain flour
1 tsp salt
250g/9oz white chocolate, chopped
2 tsp icing sugar
The problem we had was that the only chocolate we had in the house was milk chocolate, oh and we only had three eggs!
In the end I decided to use the following ingredients.
6½oz butter, plus extra for greasing
6½oz milk chocolate
3 free-range eggs
6oz caster sugar
½ tbsp vanilla extract
4oz plain flour
4oz milk chocolate chopped
I preheated my oven to 180°C.
I put some baking sheet and greased it with some butter before placing it in a baking tin.
Placing a bowl on a saucepan of simmering water I added the butter and the milk chocolate.
Once this had melted, I set it aside to cool slightly. I whisked up in another bowl the eggs sugar and vanilla extract. I added the butter and chocolate mixture and whisked this up.
I then folded in the flour until it was combined and then stirred in the chopped chocolate.
I poured the mixture into the baking tin and baked it in the oven for about 25 minutes.
After letting it cool for a while, but whilst the brownies were still warm I cut it into squares.
Not quite like proper brownies, but still very nice.