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Easy Brownies with Cadbury Fingers!

17 Oct
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cadbury finger brownies

I usually buy good quality dark chocolate to make brownies. This time, however, I decided to try cocoa powder! I was pleasantly surprised. The brownies were very flavoursome with a pleasant texture – crispy on top, fudgy on the inside.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 3/4 cups of cocoa (I used Bournville. If you use unsweetened, you might need more sugar)
  • 12 Cadbury fingers  (cut in small pieces) – I used the Fabulous ones that have milk and white chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g slightly salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Instructions

br4Preheat your oven to 160 degrees. Melt the butter, sugar and cocoa powder – you do this in the microwave or by placing a pyrex bowl over a saucepan of hot water.  Stir until the butter has melted. Let it cool for a few minutes.  Beat in the vanilla extract and the eggs one at a time until the mixture is smooth.
 Add the flour and beat until the texture of the mixture is smooth and slightly glossy. Add the cadbury fingers and mix. Pour into a tray and bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool and slice the brownies into small squares or triangles.
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Cheesecake Brownies

24 Dec

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I love cheesecake and brownies. What can go wrong if you combine them? Nothing – as long as you are willing to share them with others and resist from eating them all by yourself!

The original recipe was with unsweetened chocolate. I didn’t have any and decided to try it with Bournville instead. Since it is sweet, I left out the sugar. I was not sure at first, but they turned out great! There is 1/3 cup sugar in the cheesecake layer and sugar in the chocolate bar after all!

Ingredients

Brownie Layer

1/2 cup (113 grams) butter, cut into pieces
150 grams Bournville chocolate bar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 free range eggs
1/2 cup all purpose flour

Cream Cheese Layer

227 grams full fat cream cheese, at room temperature (I used Philadelphia)
1/3 cup granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 free range egg

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Line a baking pan with aluminium foil or a parching paper. Melt the butter and chocolate and whisk in vanilla extract (and the sugar, if you are using any). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in the flour and stir until the batter is smooth and glossy. This will take about one minute – good exercise! Spread the brownie batter evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.

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Then it is time to prepare the cheesecake layer! In a medium bowl process the cream cheese just until smooth – you can do it using a food processor, a hand mixer, or your hands. Add the sugar, vanilla, and egg and beat until creamy and smooth. Be careful not to over process it! It should not be runny! Spread the cream cheese filling evenly over the brownie layer.

 

Bake in the preheated oven until the brownies are set and the cream cheese is just beginning to brown. This should take about 30 minutes depending on your oven. A good way to test whether the brownies are ready is by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out only with a few moist crumbs, the brownies are ready.

Remove the cheesecake brownies from oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. The cut the brownies to squares and store in the refrigerator. Each brownie has about 200 calories.

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Easy Nutella Brownie Bites

15 Dec

Pinterest is full of pics and recipes of Nutella based desserts that look delicious. When I saw Nutella on discount I had to buy it and do some baking experiments!

Here’s the first thing I tried. A very simple, quick and easy recipe for Nutella brownie-bites! It only has 4 ingredients; nutella, flour, eggs and white chocolate chips. You can skip or replace the white chocolate chips with dark chocolate chips or walnuts (or anything you want!). If you like the taste of Nutella, you’ll love these bites! They taste like… baked Nutella.

 

nutella bites

Ingredients (for 6 brownie bites)

1/2 cup Nutella

1 egg

5 tbsp of All Purpose White Flour

1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips (optional)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Microwave nutella for a few seconds to make it softer.

In a mixing bowl add the ingredients and mix

In a mixing bowl add the ingredients and mix well

spoon the batter into the cupcake liners

spoon the batter into the cupcake liners
Bake for about 12 minutes

Bake for about 12 minutes

Let them cool... and enjoy!

Let them cool… and enjoy!

 

Recipe adapted from here.