As some of you following this blog may know, I am kind of a chocolate addict…I just love the stuff, and one of the recipes I had been trying to perfect, was chocolate brownies. So after several batches (apologies to my colleagues at work for the extra kilos I have made you put on and to my friends, for the great looking photos that make you want chocolate), I finally managed to come up with a fairly fool proof brownie recipe, and with an added twist.
For those of you who like to watch their figure, this might not exactly be the right recipe for you, however, some of the ingredients make up for some of the less good ingredients (I choose to believe). So here we go, spiced biscuit brownies which are crispy and gooey on the inside!
- 2 eggs, medium size
- 125gr butter, unsalted
- 150gr dark chocolate
- 200gr dark brown sugar
- 70gr self raising flour
- 20gr raw cocoa powder
- 4 to 5 spiced biscuits, broken in pieces
Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius with hot air, and line a 20 x 30cm baking tray with baking paper.
Put a pot on low heat and melt the butter, chocolate and sugar together. Once the butter and chocolate are melted, take off the heat. Add in the sugar bit by bit. Stir the mixture well with a wooden spoon or spatula, to ensure there are no lumps of sugar left.
Leave for approx. 5 – 10 minutes off the heat, so the mixture cools down a bit. This is to ensure your eggs will not “cook” in the heat of the mix, once we add these in one by one and stir again, until you have a smooth mass.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in the flour and cocoa powder, folding these in, in parts.
Poor the mix into the baking tray, and bang it a few times on the counter to level out the mixture, and get rid of any air pockets.
Break the biscuits in small pieces and push them into the dough.
Bake for approx. 25 minutes, or if you want a crispier texture, for an extra 5 minutes. Leave to cool down fully ( I know, this is the hard part, ’cause the smell is amazing….) before cutting into pieces. In an airtight container, these will last up to 3 or 4 days, unless you eat it all before (like me).
Have you tried to make this recipe? If so, please let me know!