Wednesday, 22 January 2014

RECIPE | Twix Chocolate Brownies

I've got a lot of time on my hands at the minute, with a break between end of exams and start of lectures, so thought I'd make the most of it and do a spot of baking.. 

With brownies you can basically add anything to it and so this time I decided to add twix, milk and white chocolate chunks into them because obviously they aren't chocolatey enough..

What you will need - 
185g butter
275g caster sugar
85g plain flour
4 eggs
40g cocoa powder
175g dark chocolate
50g milk chocolate
50g white chocolate
1 Twix bar

 1.  Break up 175g dark chocolate and 20g milk chocolate into a bowl, along with 185g of butter, and place on pan, half filled with hot water. Stir occasionally. Whilst you are waiting for the chocolate to melt, preheat the oven, at temp of 165c.

2. Once mixture appears like picture below, completely smooth throughout, take bowl off the heat and allow to cool.

3. Sieve 85g plain flour and 40g cocoa powder into a bowl together, and place on the side. Leave until later on.

4. Take the twix, with 30g milk chocolate and 50g white chocolate and cut into small chunks.

 Tip - place the tip of the knife on the chocolate, and press down - this makes it much easier to cut and avoids any mishaps involving knives and fingers!

5. Crack 4 eggs into the bowl, along with 275g of caster sugar and mix until it is pale in colour, thick and has doubled in size. This will take around 15mins by hand or 3-8mins with electric whisk.

6. Once the mixture appears like above, pour in the melted chocolate and carefully fold the mixture to form   1. Plunge the spoon in at one side, then underneath and through to the opposite side and then in again at the middle.

7. Once the mixture looks like below, add the flour and cocoa powder. It looks like a complete disaster when you first add this, basically a dusty mess, however keep on stirring like you did with the melted chocolate and it should begin to thicken.

8. Once the mixture has thickened, it should become quite fudgey and gungey, and when this happens, add the chopped up chocolate and it's ready to be baked, yaay!

9. Brownies are often difficult to tell when they are actually ready, so even though they should only be in for   25minutes, I actually had mine in for 40minutes, as if the middle still wobbles, then they are not ready yet! When they are done, leave them in the tin until they are completely cool and taadaaah, you're done!

If anything, mine were a tad undercooked, as they were quite gooey and moist, but omggg, they were so tasty and went down a treat with my family! It's also good for people, who like me, always wonder how people can make such perfect looking cakes - I don't think I will ever be able to do that!

If you try the recipe, let me know how you get on with it!

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