Welcome back to another Foodie Friiiiidaaaayyyyy. Sorry if you ever come here hoping for healthy recipes as that doesn’t happen very often and today isn’t going to be any different. I’ve got a really good one for you all today. A warm chocolatey, soft brownie that’s really easy to make and great as a sharer if you have guests. Definitely one for the middle of the table for everyone to get stuck into!
I didn’t have my kitchen helper this week as I quickly threw this recipe together whilst doing a Sunday Roast but there wouldn’t have been that much for Amelia to do anyway.
This portion size did us a few nights so I think if it’s just for 2-4 I would half the recipe or do what we did and just re-heat the second half the next day.
INGREDIENTS – Serves 8-10 using a 23×32 tin (roughly- it rises up quite a lot too!)
– 245g Plain Flour
– 3tsp Baking Powder
– 295g Caster Sugar
– 30g Cocoa Powder
– 250ml Evaporated Milk
– 2tsp Vanilla
– 50g Melted Butter
– Optional extra; chopped peacans
– 275g Soft Light Brown Sugar
– 60g Cocoa Powder
– 750ml Hot Water
1. Preheat the oven to 175C/350F/Gas4 & grease the tin with butter.
2. Start by making the pudding; whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl.
3. Using an electric mixer/hand held electric whisk, beat the evaporated milk, vanilla and melted butter into the dry ingredients until smooth.
4. Fold in optional pecans at this point and spread the mixture evenly in the tin.
5. To make the topping mix the brown sugar and cocoa powder together and sprinkle over the mixture in the tin.
6. Pour the hot water over the entire pudding.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top is firm to touch.
8. Leave to stand for 5minutes before serving. Be careful it will be hot!
I was really surprised with how good this tasted. I’m quite happy with my brownie recipe and don’t often think other things can live up to them so I was surprised when the mixture tasted so brownie like and with all the chocolatey sauce it was really really good.
Top Tip- The walk from the work surface to the oven with a heavy tin full of water is really difficult! Next time I would place it into the oven then pour the water in to avoid moving a millimetre at a time!
We really enjoyed this, perfect tasty dessert that was easily prepared then into the oven.
I would definitely use this one if I was having friends over for dinner as it would be great in the middle with options of ice-cream or cream to go with it!
I only managed one photo as it was an unplanned bake so you’ll have to give it a try for yourself to see what it looks like!
Thanks for reading!xx