Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Organic fruit n Nut Brownies

Warning: these are very more-ish but you can feel that you are eating a health bar as it is packed with dried fruit n nuts! All ingredients were organic. My little munchkins helped to make these! Helping mom to bake is sure to entice them away from cbeebies or computer games...atleast at the ages of 2 & 6! Make hay while the sun shines.
1 bar of dark choc-I used G&B hazelnut & currant choc
just under 1/2 packet of butter-about 120g
100g dark brown Muscovado sugar
100g golden granulated sugar
1T generous coco powder
2 large eggs
1T rapeseed oil
1t vanilla extract
100g plain flour
1-2T mixed nuts crushed
1/2 a bar of white choc

Preheat oven to180C or 350F
line 7-8inch square pan with greaseproof paper
Melt over hot water the choc and butter
In a bowl add muscovado sugar using back of spoon to remove lumps
Add other sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, oil and vanilla and mix well
Add melted choc mixture and mix
Add flour in batches mixing inbetween additions
Add 2-3 tablespoons of crushed nuts-hazelnuts,brazils,almonds,walnuts etc.( I Blitzed the overenthuiastic purchase of X-mas nuts in a small food processor-effortless)
Add 1T of raisins or sour cherries- I did raisins but would like to try the cherries
Add pieces of white choc n mix thru
Pour mixture into pan and bake for 21 minutes
Leave to cool for 10mins before cutting into pieces. (This is the hardest stage, if ignored, you could end up with brownie crumbles!)
Very yummy in your tummy!!

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