Friday, February 5, 2010

white chocolate chunk brownies (a)

haha just had a little giggle over miss k's posts.
she pretty much summed it all up so i'll stick to what i do best...MORE RECIPES!

tonight i'm going to the outdoor cinemas with my 'other' family...which consists of my aunt, uncle and 3 cousins. my aunty has pretty supported me through uni by making dinner for me every sunday night and ensuring that i get a good start to the uni week. so a shout out to aunty w :) LOVE YOU!! i'm sure it put my mums mind at ease too, knowing that at least one night a week i was eating a proper meal.

anyways, outdoor cinemas = picnic food. picnic food has 3 qualitites:
1) can be eaten cold
2) can be eaten without cutlery or plates
3) can be made in large quantities and s h a r e d

not having ingredients for anything savory, i decided to stick with dessert (funny that) and in homage to my mum, made her white choc chunk brownies (with a twist) these brownies are heavenly. absolutely MOORISH. and easy.

White choc chunk brownies

220g of duo chocolate (the cadbury brand with half milk and half dark choc)
150g butter
1/4c castor sugar
2 eggs
2 tspns vanilla essence
1/3 c plain flour
1/4 c SR flour
100g white chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 c pecans roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a slice tin with baking paper. Melt butter and dark chocolate in microwave. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time (make sure the chocolate mix isnt too hot or you will end up cooking the eggs!). add vanilla essence and mix. sift in flours and mix well. fold through white chocolate and pecans. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake in oven for 30-35 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Leave to cool on cake rack and slice into 3x3 squares when cool.
Serve as is, or for a dessert, with fudge sauce and icecream. mmmmmm.

Use dark chocolate instead of duo for a more bitter brownie
Use macadamias/almonds/cashews for variations in the nuts
Skip the nuts and add 3 tbspns of wet coffee for a mocha brownie (note: i havent tried that i just think it would work really really well)
If you dont have the right size tin: use rice to fill one end (see photo below - like i did) innovation!

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