So my resolution to cook more things without chocolate was short lived. Inspired by this thread I thought that the best way to celebrate the end of my (brief) Chocolate Drought was with dense, fudgey brownies. Yummo! I hear you say, and right you are. The title is no overstatement, these babies are BRILLIANT! Just the thing for a chilly Winter’s day.
Be warned, there is a lot of butter in this recipe. But if my scale says ‘0’ then… it cant be that much can it?
True to form, I doubled slightly upped the chocolate dose
Then licked the bowl. Did you expect any less?
I added 5 mins to the cooking time because I used a smaller tin so I was very worried when I took my brownies out and they were quite firm. The last few batches of brownies I had cooked were too dry and I thought I had overcooked these too
Then the top sank and I knew I was in the clear!
Now I felt a bit like Nigella when I was eating these. They were so gooey and fudgey that I wanted to roll around on the floor in ecstacy. I always thought her moaning was a little over the top, but if she enjoys eating all her food as much as I enjoyed eating these, I absolutely understand!
The recipe I used was Jamie Oliver’s Bloomin’ Brilliant Brownies found HERE
I did change the nuts and cherries for milk and white chocolate chips and used a 20cm tin because I was lacking a larger tin but they were the only changes I made.
So, my lovelies, what is your favourite chocolate recipe?
Oh lady – that is fudge heaven! I have got to try these little beauties!
i made these last week and had a disaster.
yours look so delectable!
Now this is my kind of blog! So many great pictures of cakes and sweet stuff. This is my idea of heaven!
To be honest Holly, I made them again last night and tinkered around with the amount of butter (trying to make it less heart clogging) and it was a massive fail! I also blame the mix of caster sugar and brown sugar I used as I forgot to get some more caster sugar from the shops, and also taking the brownies out even though I could see that they weren’t fully cooked. Basically, just an epic fail on all counts! Thank god I had a previous success!
Thanks Spencer!! Glad to know there are others with the dream!
ooh! The pic of the brownies out of the tine but not cut up looks delish! I love those fudgey bits too!
oh yours look divine!!! haha
maybe next time i’ll follow the recipe! haha. i did half brown half castor sugar, only 3 eggs and less flour. i should know better than to second guess the baking gods!!!
LOL I like your logic! if the scale says zero then zero it is! 😉 Great way to break your chocolate fast!
Onika I tinkered with putting brown sugar and caster sugar in as well and it came out a big old mess! Good luck with your next try 🙂
Lorraine, Im glad someone else shares my unique form of logic!
I have been wanting to make Jamie’s brownies desperately after seeing the vogue thread! I agree, I think I would leave out the cherries (personal taste). Mmmmm – I may bump these up my ‘to bake’ list, and let them overtake the ‘healthy’ brownies I was going to bake (using pureed spinach & carrot) haha.
One recipe that always works for me is the Hummingbird Bakery Traditional Brownie (I add in some white choc bits too). http://www.houseandhome.com/food/recipes/traditional-brownies-recipe
Its a really cute cookbook actually. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hummingbird-Bakery-Cookbook-Tarek-Malouf/dp/1845978307/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1247575533&sr=8-1 I got it from a second hand book sale.
MINE ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD WHEN I MAKE THEM, EVERYONE LOVES THEM!!!
haha good to hear Charliie!