There is no time like birthday time! I was delighted when my best friends sister rang me to discuss an upcoming party in her honour as it meant I could get to that brownie recipe I've been meaning to tweak! I love Nigella Lawsons idea of serving piled up brownies instead of a traditional cake, with candles stuck in here and there... so I decided immediately to do that!
Only problem is, I'm not too pushed on the brownies from Nigellas recipe, they are a bit 'nneeah' for me... As you know I love the crowd pleaser, the 'oh goomph godff' that is spat through chocolate coloured teeth as my wares vanish into eager mouths...
So I tweaked and I twirped (?) and this is what I came up with...
These brownies are a little special, and I'll let you in on my secret ingredient - chopped up mars bars!!! They melt and splodge all over the inner workings of what seems to be a garden variety brownie and surprise the eater with a mouth coating delicious moreish goo on biting in!!!
Try them... they will never let you down!!!
The "Can I Have Another" Chocolate FUDGE Brownie!
200gms Green and Blacks Cooks Chocolate (or any good dark)
250 gms Caster sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
100 grams of Mars Bar (Chopped into small pieces!)
100 grams Chopped walnuts
A handful of glace or dried fruit, I used strawberries.
Melt the butter, chocolate, and half the mars bar bits in your usual way (I use a thick bottom pan on a low heat) and when melted, leave to cool for a moment before adding the beaten eggs and the sugar. Add the flour and the extract and beat together. Add the rest of the mars bar and the walnuts.
Pour into a pan and sprinkle with raisins or, as I did, sun dried strawberries! Pop into a 180c oven for about 25 mins, or until the top is pale and cracking, but the centre still gooey.
Leave to cool completey in a block on a wire tray, then cut into squares and EAT THEM!!!