A little slice of heaven…..
I’m finally getting to grips with the Hong Kong kitchen and getting back to baking. As a proud owner of a mixing bowl, muffin tin and brownie tin I’m once again ready to go This recipe has been on my mind for a while, it was defiantly worth waiting for. Thick, rice, fudgey brownies topped with a generous layer of chocolate chunked cookie dough. It’s the sort of brownie that cries out to Mr Ben and Mr Jerry to turn it into an ice-cream.
Cookie Dough Brownies
(adapted from recipe girl)
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups light brown sugar, packed
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
COOKIE DOUGH (EGG FREE!):
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (or in my case two bars of dark chocolate hacked into little chunks)
– Start by preparing your brownies. Melt the chocolate over a pan of gently steaming water, or very carefully in the microwave. I find it very hard to melt chocolate in the microwave without burning it. One minute it’s hard and un-melted, the next it’s hard and burnt. Set to one side.
– Cream together the butter and the brown sugar. Add in the vanilla and the eggs and mix together until combined. Add in the melted chocolate. Stir in the flour. Be careful not to over mix your brownies, it’s fine to have a few remaining lumps.
– Pour the mixture into a prepared baking tray or tin. (9 x 13 inch is the perfect size, but don’t worry too much if it’s not, I’ve made the recipe in slightly different sized tins before). Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes, watching it carefully until it’s cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool.
– Meanwhile prepare the best bit – cookie dough! Mix together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until creamy. Add in the vanilla and flour until just combined. Finally, stir in the chocolate chunks. When the brownie is completely cool, spread the cookie dough over the top. Put the tray into the fridge until it’s completely set. Cut your brownies into delicious, sticky chunks of cookie dough perfection! These will definitely be well received by family and friends, if they last long enough to share that is!