Saturday, 4 October 2014

Billington's Chocolate Brownies #bakeface

Billingtons sent me a lovely hamper last week, packed full of ingredients to help me make their delicious chocolate cherry brownies.

But why would they do that I hear you ask?

Well, Billingtons are currently running a campaign where you get to show them your Bake Face in order to win some lovely prizes. The definition of Bake Face is... The magnificent side effect of baking with Billington’s, the facial expressions caused by eating a Billingtons Chocolate brownie! They are giving you the chance to put your #bakeface to good use and win The Ultimate Bake Face Experience, plus loads of other great prizes. Fancy your chances? You can enter here.

So, of course, I wanted to enter my Bake Face. Obviously I would need to make the brownies so that I could sample them to get said Bake Face.

I love my job, I really do!

So I gathered my ingredients and made the brownies as per the Billingtons recipe. Actually I will tell the truth, I originally thought it would be ok to use spread rather than butter and milk chocolate rather than dark, as that is what I had in my cupboards. Oh how wrong was I!

The spread was a really bad move, So the moral of the story is to stick too the recipe when it comes to brownies!

So to make your brownies you will need...

250g Billington's Unrefined Dark Muscovado Sugar
200g unsalted butter
350g 70% dark chocolate, chopped into pieces
3 medium eggs
50g self-raising flour
100g Billington's Natural Glacé Cherries (optional)


Preheat the oven to 190C and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment

Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water

Whisk the eggs until pale and fluffy. Add the Dark Muscovado Sugar and whisk until thick. Gently fold in the chocolate mixture.

Sift in the flour and fold until mixture is smooth. Mix in the glacé cherries.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30-35 minutes, until you see a paper like crust on top. there should still be some movement in the centre of the tin.

Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then cut into squares.

They are really easy to make, you just have to have patience to wait for them to cool before eating them!

So who wants to see my Bake Face?!

Here it is....

What flavour do you like to add to brownies? I really liked the cherry in these ones!

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