Yesterday I had a day to myself, which I spent writing some of my essay, researching Spring/Summer 12 trends for my final project and watching Come Dine With Me. I also decided to bake something yummy, and settled on these Double Chocolate Brownies from one of my mum’s cookery books. They are absolutely gorgeous! Read on for the recipe if you’re as tempted as I was!
115g /4oz butter (plus extra for greasing)
115g / 4oz plain chocolate (broken into pieces)
300g / 10oz caster sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
140g / 5oz plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
100g / 3.5oz chocolate chips (I used 50g of white & 50g of milk)
– Preheat oven to 180ºC / 350ºF / Gas Mark 4.
– Grease and line a 7 inch square cake tin.
– Place butter and chocolate in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until melted.
– Remove from the heat, then stir until smooth and leave to cool slightly.
– Stir in the sugar, salt and vanilla extract.
– Add the eggs, one at a time, and stir until blended.
– Sift the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture and heat until smooth.
– Stir in the chocolate chips, then pour into the tin.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 35 – 40 mins until a cocktail stick inserted into the centre comes out almost clean.
– Leave to cool slightly.
I then dusted it with some icing sugar to make it look pretty! I’d advise cooking it for slightly less than stated and checking it, as mine didn’t take quite as long.
Recipe taken from the book ‘1001 Cupcakes, Cookies & Other Tempting Treats‘.
Let me know what you think if you make them too! I also made a Formspring account yesterday, as I’ve been thinking of something to do as a feature on the blog that doesn’t involve my own outfits or personal style. Basically, as I’m studying a Fashion Styling course, I’d like to put what I’ve learnt to use on the blog, and let you all ask me your fashion dilemmas and questions on Formspring. I’ll pick one or two every week or so, post the questions on the blog and give you my answer of how to wear that new shape of trouser, how to restyle a tired piece of clothing, how to take your favourite winter top through to spring – that kind of thing! So get asking and I shall try and help you out!