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Sunday, April 15, 2012

triple chocolate brownies

It was Friday the 13th on... er... Friday, and although we didn't do much in the way of spookiness, I did put chocolate bats on top of the brownies I made.

That counts, right?


I think it counts.

This is how you make 'em:

125g butter
200g dark chocolate
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 plain flour
150g white chocolate bits
150g milk chocolate bits

Melt the butter and the dark chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water, then cool slightly. Stir in the sugar and the eggs, then fold through the flour and the chocolate bits. Cook in a greased and lined tin at 160oC for about as long as it takes to read "The Cat in the Hat" to Max, five times in a row.

(For those playing at home, that's about 45 minutes.)

Let them cool right down before you take them out of the tin  -  I know it's hard, but if you're impatient they just collapse and fall apart and then you have to crumble them up in a bowl and eat them with icecream  oh noes!
 Ahem. Where was I?

Oh yes. After you let them cool in the tin, cut them into 16 squares and pour melted dark chocolate over 8 and melted white chocolate over the other 8. Top the white ones with dark chocolate bats (I use this  mould for the bats) and the dark ones with the white bats.

I'm not even kidding, these will blow your mind. Best brownies ever!

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