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Hello! Sorry, it’s been a while but things have been hectic. I got back from Paris, where I ate way too many pain au chocolats, and we have a new addition to the family in the form of a beautiful chocolate spring X labrador. In celebration of this I’m baking chocolate brownies (also I need a quick, chocolate fix).


What I love about these brownies is they’re so simple, no nuts or fruit just squidgy, gooey chocolate.


Also they’re so quick to make, you can literally whip them up in under an hour.


I have been craving chocolate so badly over the past couple of weeks (my brain unfortunately knows Easter is coming up, so the need for chocolate is increasing) so I decided instead of just eating it by the kg (just kidding) I should make something and burn some calories in the process!


Being in France didn’t help as they have such good chocolate. I went to a chocolatier called ‘Maison Larnicol‘ where you could pic ‘n’ mix proper chocolate, truffles and caramels which were amazing.


They were eaten in under 15 minutes. I just opened them to sample a truffle and ended up eating them all on the Metro!


The good thing about this brownie recipe is that they aren’t really sickly and heavy, they actually are surprisingly light and extremely moist.



100g butter
200g dark chocolate
4 eggs
250g caster sugar
100g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
30g cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla extract
Recipe (The Little Elf Bakery)… makes 15 medium sized brownies

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Boil the kettle and make a bain-marie. Put the butter and chocolate in it and melt over a low heat, stirring continuously. When this has finished melting take off the heat and leave to cool. In the meantime cracks the eggs and pour the sugar into a bowl and whisk until light and looks fluffy. Sift in the flour, bicarb of soda and cocoa powder then add in the melted butter/chocolate mixture and vanilla extract. Stir until everything is combined. Grease a baking tin and tip in the mixture. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes. If the edges start to burn cover with tin foil. You don’t want burnt brownie!