Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Date and Nut Brownies

So, do you have any Easter eggs left over? None?
Hey, no judgement - just asking!
But if you did squirrel away some of your kids' Easter stash (obviously to spare them the perils of all that sugar, and not for your own personal use…!) here's a way to use up some of that chocolate:

Date and Nut Brownies
Recipe by Tea, Cake and Create

Preheat the oven to 180'C
Grease and line a brownie baking pan.

400g chocolate - broken into small even-sized pieces
50g butter
80g flour
100g pitted dates, finely chopped
50g pecans, roughly chopped
50g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
100g caster sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1//2 tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate and butter together (use a double boiler or the microwave on low power.)
Set aside to cool.

Beat the eggs and sugar together until pale and creamy.
Pour the cooled chocolate into the egg mixture. Add the vanilla extract. Beat on low speed until incorporated.

Sift in the dry ingredients. Mix briefly.
Fold in the dates and nuts.

Pour the batter into the prepared brownie pan and bake at 180'C for approx 35min - a skewer inserted into the centre of brownies should come out with sticky crumbs stuck to it.

Allow to cool before cutting into squares and serving. (Remember to share with your kids!)



PS. If you're looking for other sorts of brownie recipes - you'll find them here.

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