Saturday, December 10, 2005

marshmallow brownies

500g/1lb 2oz caster sugar
150g/5oz plain flour
60g/2oz cocoa
150g/5oz marshmallows, chopped
240g/8oz butter
150g/5oz dark chocolate
5 eggs, beaten

Ok, looks like I have everything. Ah, almost forgot the eggs...

Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a 30cm/12in square tin with baking parchment.

Hmmm. I think I'll preheat the oven later. Now, where's that baking tin? Ah, here it is.

Melt the butter and the chocolate together very gently.

Ooh, this looks sinfully good...

Mix the cocoa with the flour and the sugar and, off the heat, mix this mixture into the butter and chocolate.

Here we go... Mix in the castor sugar first...
Kacau... Oh my gosh, that looks good enough to eat already...

Add in the flour and cocoa...

Must... not... lick... finger... Arrgh! *JILAT jari*

Ok, ok. What's next?

Mix in the eggs and fold in the marshmallows.

Oooh... ooooooohhh... This looks better and better! Now I REALLY want to dip my finger in and... eh, stop stop stop!

Add in marshmallows... one for me... one for you... one for... oi, just pour the whole thing in, and stop pinching them marshmallows!

Turn the brownie mixture into the tin and bake in the oven until the surface has set but still feels squidgy underneath. This will take about 20 minutes. Allow to cool and slice.

Pour into the tin... Must... not... lick... spatula... Aarrrghh! *LIIICCCCKKK!*
Alrighty... ready or not, here we go!

(7 minutes later)

Wahhhh... marshmallows are puffing up... kembaaannnggg!

(10 minutes later)

*Sniff*... *Sniff*... oh, that smells soooooo goooooood...

(20 minutes later)

Ok, texture check. Crusty top, squidgy bottom... You're done!

(Note: I'd advise to ease up on the marshmallows, I think mine had too many despite following the 150g amount. It just turns your brownies into one big, gooey... err, almost volcano lava-like texture, eek! That's actually the melted marshmallows; now mixed together with the chocolate. Almost like chocolate spread.

Best thing to do is pop it into the fridge - after the tray has cooled completely - for about half an hour to set a little faster and make the goo less runny. Ah, guess I'll have to try another safer, more conventional brownie recipe. Either way, it still tasted yummy! )


Recipe courtesy of BBC.