Ok seriously, waddup with this weather? Firstly we had schizophrenic Friday, which was thundery then sunny then rainy. And then Saturday which was… ok Saturday was nice. But then yesterday! Cold, rainy, windy, 14 degrees… total hibernation weather… in June?

I don’t know what the hell is going on.

But I do know that a good chocolate brownie will just about fix anything.

I usually whip up a batch of brownies using my good ol’ tried and tested recipe. But this time, I thought I’d try Elly’s recipe, which uses muscovado sugar, cinnamon, orange zest and chilli. Except I totally bastardised it because I didn’t use orange (not a big fan of orange and chocolate) and though I had all the intention of adding chilli flakes, I bailed at the last minute because I just wanted good plain chocolate brownies.

They turned out pretty much like mine!

The brownies brightened my very grey weekend πŸ˜€ Hope y’all had a good one too!

Chocolate brownie (original recipe here)
200 grams dark chocolate, roughly chopped
200 grams butter
3 eggs
250 grams dark muscovado sugar
250 grams caster sugar
250 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a 30 x 20 x 5cm baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
  1. Preheat oven to 180Β°C/355Β°F.
  2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, beat the eggs, both sugars and spices well in a large bowl.
  4. When the chocolate is melted, stir well to combine with the butter then pour this mixture into the egg mix.
  5. Fold in the flour and stir until mixture is just combined.
  6. Pour into a 20cmx30cmx5cm tin (greased and lined) and bake for 35 minutes.
Makes about 12 portions

11 Thoughts on “brownies. the chocolate lining on my grey weekend.

  1. These look really delicious, yummy!

  2. There’s a good chance these need to be the chocolate lining of my grey monday. Seriously. I’m sending out a search party for summer. Potentially with a reward attached.

  3. looks so good. am not a fan of orange and chocolate either. not too sure about chilli too.

  4. jenny on June 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm said:

    These look great! so moist and gooey on the inside!

  5. Katarina: thank you! they were πŸ™‚

    Tori: Awww you need some brownie love! I hope your Monday worked out ok *big hug* We definitely need summer!

    mc: Me too! Chilli is ok, it just gives a little kick but orange.. blegh!

    jenny: thank you! yeah they were nice and gooey… especially the ones that came out of the middle of the brownie πŸ™‚

  6. Look delish, but if you havent had brownies with chili flakes, do so soon. So good!

  7. Brownies definitely fix everything don’t they! πŸ˜› And I’m not a big orange and chocolate fan so I would have done the same πŸ˜›

  8. London Lady: I haven’t, and I will!

    Lorraine: There are so many people who don’t like orange and chocolate.. why the hell are jaffas so popular?!

  9. Yummmmm! I would’ve loved the orange and chocolate combination too, but these look so delicious!

  10. I pass on orange and chocolate, too. But I noticed the 1 tsp of cinnamon. Does that leave a distinct cinnamony taste? Not that this would be a bad thing, I just haven’t ever had that combo in a brownie.

    Either way, I can understand how brownies would feel good with weird weather. One week this June it started out at 100 degrees on Monday, and by Thursday evening it got down to the 40’s! Crazy stuff!

    Erika K

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