Friday, 29 March 2013

Enjoy An weekend Treat- Dark Chocolate Brownie!

If you can't make it to Hayfield Manor in person, try your own version of our Dark Chocolate Brownie at home!

675g Castor Sugar
9 Eggs
400g Unsalted Butter (soft but not melted)
170g Cocoa Powder
225g Cream Flour
500g Melted Dark Chocolate
75g Skinless Hazelnuts
75g White Chocolate Drops

1. First get a non-stick biscuit tray and lightly grease with butter. Line with baking paper. Rub the paper with butter also, then put aside.
2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder through a sieve and leave in a bowl.
3. Put chocolate into a plastic bowl and melt until liquid.
4. Measure out the rest of the ingredients and keep separate. Now you are ready to start baking.
5. Put soft butter and the sugar into the bowl of the food mixer with the paddle attachment. Beat at a high speed for 1 minute.
6. Pour in melted chocolate while mixer is on a high speed, adding eggs one at a time. Turn mixer down to a medium speed and add flour and cocoa mix. Once this has all mixed together, throw in the hazelnuts and white chocolate drops and beat for another minute. 
7. Pour your mix into the ready prepared tray and place in a pre-heated oven at 160 degree celsius for 17 mins.
8. Once baked take out and allow to cool, then cut into the size squares you want. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream for a delicious dessert. 

I have to admit that this is my favourite cake but I put that down to my love of everything chocolate! I find it hard to find a good brownie so this brownie is just right for me- not too hard but not too gooey. If you like chocolate you will love these!

Good luck with the baking and we hope you enjoy these delicious treats over the weekend!