Almond Topped Chocolate Brownies

Hello everyone, I hope your day is going well. Today’s recipe is one of my favourite desserts to make….Almond Topped Chocolate Brownies which I love to eat with vanilla ice cream. I enjoy baking brownies because they are easy to bake and taste so good. This recipe is a slight adaptation from my Marshmallow Chocolate Brownies and the only difference is the crushed almonds and icing sugar. I also used the microwave to melt the butter and save time.

Recipe: Almond Topped Brownies (makes 18 slices)

Ingredients

100g dark chocolate
1 tbsp cocoa powder
125g butter
50g soft brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
125g self-raising flour
Pinch of salt                                                                                Small handful of chopped almonds                                      Icing sugar for dusting

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a shallow baking tray with baking paper.
  • Carefully melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave, keep checking every 10-15 seconds, the amount of time depends on the temperature setting.
  • Pour the melted butter mix and sugars into a bowl and leave to cool for 2 minutes before adding the vanilla extract and eggs, mix until combined.
  • Gently fold in the self-raising flour, cocoa powder and salt then pour into the baking tin and sprinkle with the crushed almonds.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes and leave to cool before dusting with icing sugar and cutting into slices.

Try this Marshmallow Chocolate Brownie recipe.

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Gluten Free Avocado Brownies 

Hey everyone 😀 hope your week has been good!! I’ve been back in the kitchen baking again trying new things. This is actually my first time baking with avocado and this recipe turned out great but they were really creamy in texture from the avocados, maybe next time I’ll add more flour. 

Makes 20 small squares 

Ingredients 

100g dark chocolate
2 eggs, at room temperature
60g caster sugar
20g cocoa powder
25g grounds almonds/ walnuts
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 avocado, mashed

Method
1. Preheat the oven to 180°c and line a small baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Break the chocolate into blocks and put into a heat proof bowl placed above simmering water (bain-marie).

3. In a separate bowl whisking together the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy, you can also use an electric mixer here.

4. Mix the cocoa, walnuts, vanilla extract and avocado into the melted chocolate and stir well. Pour this into the eggs mixture whisking until a smooth consistency.

5. Carefully pour the mixture into the prepared tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

6. Leave to cool down completely before cutting into even squares.

Happy Baking!!

AVOCADO
Bain-marie
Mashed avocado
Eggs

Marshmallow Chocolate Brownies 

Hi everyone 😀 so I haven’t made brownies for a long while and decided it was time!! 

Makes 25 small squares

Ingredients 
100g dark chocolate
1 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
125g butter
50g soft brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 yep vanilla extract
2 eggs
125g self raising flour
Pinch of salt

Method

1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 3 and line a shallow baking tin with parchment paper.

2. In a heat proof bowl melt the chocolate, butter and 2 tbsp water over a pan of simmering water.

3. Remove the bowl from the pan of water and leave to cool down slightly before adding the sugar, vanilla extract and eggs. Then fold in the flour and salt and pour into the baking tin.

4. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until risen but the centre should still be a little gooey. Once baked leave to cool down and cut into squares.

I even added some sprinkles on top for extra decoration.

Peanut Butter Brownies

These actually taste so much better than normal brownies, the smooth peanut butter adds a subtle salty taste which I love. They are slightly crunchy on the corners and the inside is so soft and moist, these brownies are definitely a winner for any occasion unless you don’t like peanut butter 😛  I had actually ran out of baking paper (parchment paper) and luckily the brownies didn’t stick to the tray. Also the recipe is quite small so it can be doubled if you want more!!


Makes: 10 triangles
Ingredients
75g plain chocolate
60g butter
75g brown sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
60g self raising flour
Pinch of salt
100g peanut butter

Method
1. Set the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2. Over a pan of simmering water gently melt the chocolate and butter in a heat proof bowl, adding 2 tbsp of water.

3. Now remove the bowl from the heat stirring carefully and leave to cool down for a few minutes, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, and eggs.

4. Add ¾ of the peanut butter and fold in the flour with a pinch of salt. Pour the mixture into the tin and put the rest of the peanut butter on top swirling in with a cocktail stick.

5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes until just risen. They will still be slightly soft in the middle, leave to cool before cutting into triangles.


Have fun baking ❤

Cookie Dough Chocolate Brownies

This is a combination of two recipes in one, really sweet and chocolatey. You can’t really see the cookie dough but it’s mixed in the brownie somewhere, when I added the cookie dough the brownie mixture was still warm so some of the dough melted.

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Ingredients
200g dark chocolate, broken up
75g butter, cubed
2 eggs
125g caster sugar
75g plain flour

Cookie Dough recipe here: https://ablovesfood.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/oreo-stuffed-cookies/?preview=true

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set a medium pan of water on the stove and cover with a heatproof bowl.

2. Once the water is simmering add the broken chocolate and butter, stir together and leave to cool.

3. In a separate bowl mix the eggs and sugar until pale, then stir in the flour and the melted chocolate.

4. If you now check out the link for the cookie dough recipe you can make the dough and mix it in with the brownie mixture.

5. Pour into the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, it should be flaky on top but soft at the bottom. Leave to cool completely before cutting into squares 🙂

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