Buttercross Brownies

No, I’m not starting a new chapter in Abbots Bromley, arranging a mass rendition of Ging Gang Gooley, or getting the delectable one to get his woggle out…

Lots of people have been asking for my chocolate brownie recipe; as they are proving a runaway favourite here at Buttercross.  It is not a secret recipe or one that has been passed through  the generations so I am more than happy to share.  

If you love my brownies, or are salivating at the thought of their chocolate gooeyness; but really don’t fancy getting down and dirty with the chocolate, syrup and melted butter; give me a call or send me an email and I can send you some by post – Buttercross Box Brownie’s !

3  1/2 oz  butter (good quality unsalted)
6 oz  caster sugar
2  1/2 oz dark muscavado sugar
4  1/2 oz dark chocolate (75% cocoa – something like Green and Blacks)
1 tbs  syrup
2 eggs
3  1/2 oz plain flour
2 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
Prepare a 7 inch square cake tin by lining with baking parchment, heat oven to 180 degrees.
Put the butter, sugars,chocolate and syrup in a heavy bottomed pan and put on a low heat , stirring occaisionally until all the ingredients have melted – make sure the heat isn’t too high otherwise it will burn the sugar.  
Take the chocolate mixture off the heat; whisk the eggs lightly and add to the chocolate mix, it will start to thicken.
Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and fold into the chocolate mixture – try not to over work it. 
Pour mixture into the prepared cake tin, it should settle quite evenly, but just shake the tin gently to get even coverage.
Place into the oven for 25/30 mins, the edges may appear to cook quicker than the centre, this is normal and gives the crunchier bite followed by the gooey fudgey centre. Allow to cool in the cake tin.  Once cooled sprinkle with a little icing sugar and divide into individual square or oblongs; serve hot or cold with ice-cream, clotted cream, creme fraiche, or just gobble them down on their own!

See, no secrets, but make sure you use good quality butter and chocolate – now go and get yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your labours – you deserve it!

See you soon  🙂 x



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