Sunday Post: Recipe

Each week Jake provides a theme for creative inspiration. The idea is that you post your response and then link it to http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/ to share your post within the week. This weeks theme is recipe! I have the most wonderful recipe for brownies (honestly the best you’ll ever taste) but no photo I’m afraid.

Here we go! Gilly’s Chocolate Brownies

100 g butter

225 g golden castor sugar

50 g cocoa powder – it’s worth paying a little extra for something like Green & Blacks!

2 eggs

50 g self-raising flour

50 g dark chocolate – eating not cooking. It doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact if you’re in the UK Aldi’s own is excellent! Cut it into chunks. DO NOT USE CHOCOLATE CHIPS!

Put the butter in a small pan and melt over a low heat. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder, making sure you remove any lumps

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Add the sugar and mix until smooth. Shhh! Now add the secret ingredient! If you have heard of Camp coffee, add a generous teaspoon, if not then make a concentrated espresso and add a teaspoon of that. Pour in the butter and cocoa mixture and gradually add the flour through a sieve. Keep stirring until it becomes a sticky mixture. Finally, add the chocolate chunks.

Pour all into a greased and lined, shallow baking tin about 10×7 and bake in the centre of a preheated oven at gas mark 4 or 180c, for about 40 minutes. The brownies will be crispy on top and gooey in the middle. Leave them in the tin for 10 minutes before cutting into squares. Transfer to a cooling rack and wait until they are cool enough to eat – yeah right!

They are divine with raspberries and posh vanilla ice cream!

This recipe was passed to me by a friend and she would say it’s hers but as she doesn’t read my blog I’ll get away with calling it mine, unless she proves me wrong!