6 December 2012

Brownie Cup

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My brownies mean business, I mean they are so delicious words cannot describe how good they taste. Delicious is an understatement. 
Next time when you make a batch of brownies add two tablespoons of the mixture into wafer cups with a dollop of cranberry sauce in between each spoon. Bake for 25 minutes, then leave out for 20 minutes and whip up some cream and top with edible glitter and dried cranberries.

Mita's Boom Brownies

Recipe has been adapted by many sources, trust me I've made my fair batch of brownies, this recipe is a winner. P.s lots of mixing involved here.

The baking tray size is ESSENTIAL. A roasting tin 34 x 25cm (13 x 10in) lined with greaseproof paper.

5 medium eggs - room temperature
400g sugar (I used 200g caster and 200g granulated)
300g organic chocolate (mix flavours - I used 200g dark and 100g milk)
250g unsalted butter - good quality, no supermarket brand please!
Pinch of fine sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
200g organic plain flour

Cranberry sauce (optional)
Balloon whisk


Preheat oven to 180°c /350°F.
: Melt chocolate and butter in bowl over simmering hot water.
: Meanwhile whisk eggs, sugar, essence until creamy and the mixture covers back of a spoon.
: Pour in chocolate mixture and slowly whisk in big circular motions, like your king of the world.
: Stir through flour and salt.
: Depending on how many wafer cups you are making use a tablespoon to fill them half way, I found two tablespoons were fine as long as each cup is half full. In between each one add a teaspoon of cranberry sauce.
 If you are making a small number, say up to 5, pour the rest of the mixture into the baking tray. If you are making more cups, be warned the tray brownies might not be as thick!
: In the baking tray add small dollops of cranberry sauce and swirl into the mixture with a fork. This of course is optional, if you want to keep them plain then just leave them be!
: Bake for 25 minutes, 30 minutes maximum. The cups will take 25 minutes on the top shelf, any more you will be tasting rock chocolate cake! The other tray shouldn't wobble massively, we want the mixture to be cooked but still slightly gooey. Touch the top to check - be careful.
 Take out and leave cups to rest then whip up some cream and get decorating. With the tray brownies let them cool a bit then with a bread knife cut into generous blocks of heaven.

Sorry no video today which could be a blessing, energy has completely depleted and my eyes would be telling a different story. Getting a bit sentimental on you...
Life is tough and always will be, even for those with loads of money and many more with a few pounds. The question is are you a defeatist? Will you hang up your coat after one, two, or ten rejections/setbacks? 
Tap into your uniqueness and keep going. Struggle is an essential ingredient in a fighters life.

Next up...cherries baby!!

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