Friday, 3 February 2012

Rocky Road Brownies - just an idea !!

I've had a project in my mind for a while now and finally have found the time to get it up and started. Can't reveal too much but it involves the land of cakes and puddings and lots of adventures - hoping something will happen with it !!!
On that note - I had a handful of ingredients and wondered what I could put them in. Brownies have been popping up everywhere around me for the last few weeks so I had the idea of incorporating the two. Rocky Road Brownies came to light !!

Rocky Road Brownies (makes 16 squares)

200g Dark chocolate (min 54% cocoa solids)broken up

200g Unsalted Butter

3 Large Eggs

300g Caster Sugar

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

125g Plain Flour

Pinch of Salt

60g Glace Cherries (halved)

60g Digestive Biscuits (broken into approx 1 cm pieces)

60g Mini Marshmallows

60g Raisins


Preheat the oven to 180 o C / FAN 170 o C / Gas Mark 4

Grease and line a 23cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper (just push it into shape all in one piece as it will be easier to pull out the brownies from tin when cold).

Melt the butter and chocolate either in a bowl over a pan of simmering water or gently in the microwave for a few minutes.

With an electric hand whisk (or by hand if you are very strong), beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract until they are lovely and thick and creamy.

Mix in the melted butter and chocolate.

Fold in the flour and salt.

Finally, stir in the cherries, biscuits, raisins and marshmallows.

Pour into the prepared baking tin and bake for about 30 minutes until the top is cooked and starting to crack and the centre is just set.

Leave to cool completely in the tin before lifting out and cutting into 16 squares.

They really were 'melt in the mouth' - and the added ingredients brought in great textures.

ENJOY !!!!! xx