Hello, it’s so nice to drop by this lovely corner of the Internet. And because my mama brought me up right, I haven’t come empty handed. I have some rather decadent brownies to share with you. They are particularly scrummy with some cream and a cup of tea.
When Tash first asked me to share a recipe, I was a little hesitant. You see, I am not a good baker. I don’t pay enough attention to the recipes and I tend to try and substitute things I shouldn’t. I’m also likely to wander off mid-bake and turn my attention to something I find more interesting and return to a burnt mess.
But these brownies are very forgiving and very easy. Brownies are good that way. They never look spectacularly beautiful, like cupcakes can, so that pressure is off. And they taste good slightly under baked and slightly over baked. Room for error is something I look for in a recipe. These ones taste fabulous. In fact, whenever I make them my husband begs that they stay in the house, so he doesn’t have to share. But I’ll share them with you. Shhhh, don’t tell him.
White Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies
200 grams dark chocolate (get the stuff from the confectionary aisle, not cooking chocolate)
100 grams white chocolate, chopped (but get 200 grams so you can eat the rest)
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1 cup caster sugar
150 grams butter, chopped
150 grams frozen raspberries
3 eggs lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla essence
Preheat the oven to 180 C or 160 C if you have fan-forced oven. Grease a deep 19cm square cake tin and line the base with baking paper.
Melt the butter and the dark chocolate together in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
Remove and let cool slightly.
Stir in the sugar and vanilla essence.
Stir in eggs, sifted flours, white chocolate and raspberries. (I’ll tell you a secret – I hardly ever sift the flours and it still tastes okay)
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or until firm. Cool in the pan, turn and cut into squares.
Serve with cream, tea and maybe a few berries on top.
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