Friday, August 17, 2012

Little Woods Birthday Brownies

Next month is a huge month for our family. Not only are we moving, but we will be celebrating Savannah and the soldier's birthday. I wanted to pass along this awesome brownie recipe from my friends at Little Woods. It's a great way to make birthdays a little extra special. You know I love trying a brownie recipe so I definitely be trying this one!

Birthday Surprise
Nothing beats the smell of food fresh from the oven. Whether it’s a succulent roast
turkey on Christmas Day, or a rich fruity Simnel cake at Easter, the special moments
on our calendar are marked every year by particularly special recipes.

One of the most important days on anyone’s calendar is a loved one’s birthday.
Whether you’re celebrating another year for a child, parent or partner, this
chocolate concoction is sure to make their special day even better.
All time favourite chocolate brownies:


140g unsalted butter
85g plain flour
200g light muscovado sugar (this is usually available from specialty stores, but can be
substituted with brown sugar if you’re unable to find it)
200g dark chocolate
2 eggs, plus 1 additional egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Sifted cocoa powder or icing sugar, to dust
75g walnuts, chopped and lightly toasted


• For newer makes of oven, such as a Littlewoods Hotpoint cooker, preheat to

• Select an 18cm square cake pan and grease and line with greaseproof paper.

• Place a bowl over simmering water (be careful not to let it get wet) and melt
the butter and chocolate.

•Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Combine by beating the vanilla, a
pinch of salt, and the sugar.

• Whisk the eggs in one at a time, taking time to beat well. Add the additional
egg yolk and flour, beating until smooth.

• Add the walnuts and spread evenly by folding. Pour the mixture into the pre-
prepared pan and smooth the surface.

• Bake for 40-45 minutes.

• If you prefer softer brownies, you can always remove them a little earlier.
Just be sure to pop a skewer into the brownie centre to check the batter is
completely cooked.

• Once the brownies have cooled, turn them onto a wire rack or clean surface
and peel away the paper lining.

• Cut into neat squares and dust with icing sugar, or cocoa for a more bitter
chocolate flavour.

• Enjoy!

Does your loved one have a particularly sweet tooth? Why not transform the classic
brownie into an even more decadent treat? Just add a few more ingredients to spoil
them rotten with Rocky Road Brownies.

Simply add to the recipe above:

•A handful of marshmallows – the more colours the better.
¼ cup of unsalted peanuts as a substitute for the walnuts.

•Brownies will keep for around three days in an airtight container, or can be frozen
for a few months. But we’re sure the family will love the brownies so much, they’ll
all be gone before you have a second to think about storage!

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