29 January, 2013

Quick & Easy Brownie Recipe

So, after watching numerous episodes of The Great British Bake Off, & marvelling at the wonders that the bakers create, I decided that on Sunday afternoon I would go all domestic goddess & bake something of my own. I used the hight priestess of baking, Mary Berry's, recipe because if anyone knows how to make a good brownie, it's Bezzer!

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To make this little beauty, & a few of his brothers & sisters, you will need:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 275g of softened butter (or margarine, I used marg')
  • 100g of self-raising flour
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 75g of cocoa powder
  • 100g of chocolate chips
  • a mixing bowl
  • electric whisk or a manual whisk & a strong arm
  • baking tin (I used 24cm x 20cm x 6cm)
Start by adding the butter, flour, caster sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, & chocolate chips to a mixing bowl. Mix really well until all the ingredients have turned in to a beautifully smooth brown mix.
Then spoon the mixture into a greased baking tin, gently pushing the mix into the corners of the tin, & put on the middle shelf of a preheated oven for about 45 mins (180ºC normal over, 160ºC fan oven).
Check after about 30 mins & if the top is looking crispy, loosely cover it with foil to stop it burning whilst it continues to cook. 
After about 45 mins poke the middle with a skewer or sharp knife, if it comes out clean it's cooked, if there's cake mix on the end give it a little bit longer. 
Once cooked, leave to cool, then cut into equal squares & serve!

When mine were finished they looked like this...

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Yes, I may have tried one or two before they were fully cooled but that's just the excitement of baking for you :) 
Enjoy with a nice cup of tea: perfect!

tea & brownie

MYSTRINGALING X

10 comments:

  1. That brownie looks soo yummy!

    I also nominated you for the Liebster Awards, http://rainydaysandcupsoftea.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-liebster-awards-2.html (: x

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  2. great post *_* your blog is very lovely and interesting. im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
    beauthi.blogpsot.com

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    1. Thank you very much :) I had a look at your blog, love it!
      XX

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  3. These look so good, it's making me hungry for chocolate. Good old Mary B!

    Lauren x

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  4. This looks incredibly mouth watering! Enjoy eating them :)! xx

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