Chocolate Brownies

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When I was younger my mother would ask me what kind of cake would I like for my birthday? Usually children want some kind of traditional chocolate cake. Me? I would ask to have chocolate brownie as my cake. It is probably one of my favourite desserts my mum could ever make for me. It also made me very popular with my friends!

This brownie recipe is by far the best recipe I’ve ever used to make brownies. And in my opinion makes the best brownies you will have ever tasted. It is not my own sadly, stole it from my mother’s recipe book, one I think she may have got from a neighbour as I can actually read the writing on the paper 🙂

So test it out and let me know what you think. I feel that part of the reason it’s so yummy is that it’s mostly sugar, butter and chocolate! All deliciously bad for you ingredients. So warning, do not make if you are on a diet!

You can also add nuts or cherries to the mixture while adding the chopped chocolate to give it that little bit extra (not that it needs it).

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb plain chocolate
8oz butter
3 eggs
8oz caster sugar
2 tblsp strong coffee
3oz self-raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence

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Method

1. Grease and line a tine 8 x 11″
2. Roughly chop 8oz of the chocolate and set aside.
3. Melt the remainder of the chocolate with the butter.
4. Cool slightly.

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5. Mix eggs, coffee and sugar together then gradually beat in the melted chocolate mixture.
6. Fold in flour, salt, vanilla and chopped chocolate.

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7. Pour into tin and bake at 190 C for 40-45 minutes.

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8. Once out of the oven cut into square portions before allowing to cool slightly.

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If this is not unhealthy enough for you then add a drop on double cream when serving or some vanilla ice cream and enjoy.

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