Sunday, 17 January 2010

❣ Mmm chocolate

in the early nineties, we got our first computer and internet access :
remember those days of dial-up?
that was when I started using the name chocolategirl online :
it wasn't a difficult decision as I had a habit of eating too much of the brown stuff :
even for breakfast :
*not anymore dear readers, just for treats*
the recipe I am about to share was sent to me by an
internet 'friend' as she thought they'd appeal, given my nickname and all :
it's a treat and a real hit with chocolate lovers everywhere :

miss jenny ann's chocolate brownies
you will need :
4 tablespoons cocoa powder *the best you can get*
100g butter
200g sugar *or 1 cup*
*yes I can hear you all gasping at this amount of sugar but just this once let's indulge 
and it's what makes them gooey and gorgeous inside*
2 eggs
75g plain flour *or ½ cup*
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
preheat your oven to 180°c/gas 4/350°f
grease or line a 20 x 20cm baking tin
over a low heat melt the butter and cocoa powder :
* I give it a quick zap in the microwave until melted*

leave to cool :
in a large bowl mix the dry ingredients together and add the vanilla extract :
break the eggs to your cooled chocolatey-butter mixture and stir well :
now tip the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry stuff and mix carefully :
don't over do it!
your mix will be quite thick and gorgeously glossy :

pile into your prepared tin, smooth over and bake for
15 - 20 minutes ~ it should be springy to touch but fudgey inside :

meanwhile naughty daughter licks out the bowl :
wash up and breath in the yummy chocolate smell that is
tempting you from the oven :
check your brownies after 15 minutes:
you know the drill ~ prod and see if it's springy in the middle ....
leave to cool in the tin then cut into squares and grab one now while 
you have the chance! :

thank you Miss Jenny Ann ^_^


  1. I am going to have to stop looking in here as the temptation is ... well... tempting really. Hmmmmmmmmm... trouble is this one looks a smidgen too easy and hard to ignore. The more difficult ones are a little easier to step around.
    Ok, now where is that mixing bowl?

  2. these are so scrumptious Janys :
    go for it!
    the occasional cake treat is good for the soul :


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