Today I am looking back over a lovely weekend. My beautiful daughter Hannah and her beau, Scott, came to visit.
Here are Scott & Hannah in the stocks and me locked up for crimes against hairdressing.
It was Scott’s birthday last week, so to celebrate I made birthday brownies.
My tried and tested recipe is from a card I picked up in Sainsbury’s in 2001. It has never let me down yet.
200g Good Plain Chocolate
50g Milk Chocolate
4 medium eggs
325g golden caster sugar
2x 5ml spoons vanilla essence
200g White Chocolate
150g Plain flour sifted
Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven 180C /350F /Gas 4
- Line a cake tin with parchment ( 28 x 18 cm)
- In a glass bowl over a saucepan of hot water melt together the plain and milk chocolate with the butter [be careful not to let the bowl touch the water].
Allow to cool slightly.
- In another bowl beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla.
- Roughly chop the white chocolate into chunky pieces.
- Whisk the egg mixture into the cooled chocolate, then fold in the flour, salt and white chocolate chunks.
- Pour the mixture into the lined tin and bake for about 30-35 minutes. Keep checking, the top should be crisp and pale and the middle should be almost set.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack in the tin. Cut into 20 squares. Dust with icing sugar if desired.
Happy Birthday Scott!