Mouth-watering gooey brownies

Hey everyone! On Tuesday night a girl in my GB got 11 (!!) inches of her hair chopped for charity. If you haven’t heard of the Princess Trust, they basically take donations in the form of money and hair, and make wigs for girls who have lost all of their hair due to illness – pretty incredible, right?

As I am in the eldest group, we had to bring some kind of traybake to hand out to the company after they watched the hair-chop, so, as I love to bake, what better thing to make than brownies?

I’m not going to lie to you, this didn’t go quite to plan as we nearly ended up with a huge disaster (dodgy scales?) but in the end they turned out delicious and were definitely a crowd pleaser.

I used a Mary Berry inspired recipe with a couple of changes, but the recipe is honestly so simple…

You will need:

275g of softened butter

375g of (golden) caster sugar

4 eggs

100g of self raising flour

75g of cocoa powder

50-100g of dark chocolate

1. Preheat your oven to 180°c.

2. Measure each ingredient into a mixing bowl. Break up your chocolate into as little pieces as you can.

3. Simply mix your ingredients together using a hand whisk until combined.

4. Grease a baking tin with butter and pour your mixture into it, smoothing it until even.

5. Cook your brownies in the oven. The recipe said approximately 45 minutes, however mine weren’t cooking for some reason, so they needed up being in there for well over an hour.

Tips: to check if cooked, stick a knife into your brownies – if it comes out clean, then it’s cooked.

Also, so as your brownies don’t burn, put some tinfoil over them for the last bit of cooking.

I actually forgot to get a photo of the brownies at the end because the situation was stressful, however, they looked something like this.

They actually went down a treat – so yummy and gooey! If you try out this recipe, please let me know how it goes!

Do you like to bake?


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