Babysitting With Cookies
I have discovered that babysitting goes better with cookies.
It certainly beats trying to force-feed them fish (yeuch!), olives (yeuch!) or anything you wouldn't find in a jar of Dolmio pasta sauce.
Or at least, it does once the sugar rush has worn off.
Mum bought Rachel's girlies a cookbook for Christmas, and the girls were keen on the recipe for American brownies,
so we had a stab at it. Went pretty well I thought.
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Makes about a dozen
- 6 oz walnuts/pecans crushed
- 4 oz plain chocolate chocolate
- 6 oz butter
- 12 oz caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 eggs
- 4 oz plain flour
- 1 level tsp baking powder
- 1 baking tin 9"x12"x1"
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4
Grease the baking tin and line the bottom with parchment.
Crush the nuts, break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and stand over simmering water.
Cut the butter into pieces and stir them into the chocolate until everything melts.
Pour the chocolate mixture into a bowl and stir in the sugar and the vanilla.
Whisk the eggs then beat them into the chocolate mixture with a wooden spoon.
Sift in the flour and the baking powder, add nuts and mix well.
Pour into the baking tin, smooth the top and bake for 40 minutes.
Leave until cool enough to handle, cut into squares and leave to cool on a wire rack.
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