Since starting my healthy living lifestyle, most of my food choices are healthy (Monday to Friday anyway). But on a weekend I like something sweet to curb my cravings for the rest of the week. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with eating these gooey chocolate brownies. I usually have one or two squares on each day of the weekend, then James will finish off what’s left throughout the week or I’ll take the leftovers into work for my colleagues to enjoy. I love baking and plan to do more of it, especially when we get into the Autumn and it gets more cold and rainy. I’m also looking for a good sugar free recipe for all my favourite treats.
Brownies are really simple – no really, these last few weeks are the first time I have been making them. The recipe below products the most moreish brownies ever. If you’re on WW then this works out to 15 portions at 10PP per serving so quite a lot but if you’ve had a good day points wise, why not treat yourself?
100g of Plain Flour
250g of Unsalted Butter
1tsp Baking Powder
250g Muscovado Sugar
300g Chocolate (I use dark)
Heat the oven to 170 degree C/gas mark 3 and either grease your brownie tin or line your brownie tin with a square of baking paper.
In a mixing bowl break up the chocolate and add the butter in chunks. Melt this mixture in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
While the chocolate and butter are melting, whisk the eggs and sugar together (for around 3 minutes) until the mixture is smooth and fluffy. Once the chocolate mixture is fully melted fold it into the egg mixture.
Once folded in, sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture. Stir with a wooden spoon until it’s fully mixed together. You should have a dark brown mixture by this point. (This is where you can add in other ingredients. I’ve added in gummy bears, white chocolate, dark choclate or chocolate buttons for some extra texture and taste.)
Place the tin on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 35 minutes. The surface will be cracked when they are fully cooked. Remove them from the oven and use a knife in the centre to check they are cooked (the knife should come out clear) Don’t worry if the top is still soft, it will harden as it cools. Once cooked, allow them to cool for a while in the time.
Remove the baking paper and brownie from the tray when the brownies are still warm and slice the cake into squares…. and then take a bite of the deliciousness!
I told you it was simple, and you’re welcome! Now excuse me while I try to resist eating the entire batch!