Sunday, 9 September 2012

S'Mores Brownies!

I don't make brownies all that often to eat at home, they tend to be something I make for other people. My hairdresser, for example! I pay him mainly with cake - seriously! He asked for brownies this time, so I said I'd make S'mores brownies. He had no idea what S'mores were!

This recipe comes from one of my favourite bloggers/writers Joy the Baker. Joy is an American baker and blogger. When she writes her recipes are warm, chatty and easy to follow and her book is no different. It's full of American comfort baking, with a good mix of sweet and savoury.

Ingredients
180g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon espresso powder
226g unsalted butter
170g dark chocolate
266g light brown sugar
198g caster sugar
5 large free range organic eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
142g crushed digestive biscuits
1 bag mini marshmallows



Method

1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a 9x13 inch pan.

2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and espresso powder in a bowl and set aside.

3. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over some boiling water, stirring until it is melted. Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly.

4. Once cooled, mix in the eggs one at a time. The mixture will become really shiny and sticky. Then mix in your vanilla extract.

5. Next fold in your bowl of dry ingredients until combined. Then carefully fold in the crushed digestive biscuits.

6. Pour the batter into your cake pan and sprinkle with the mini marshmallows until there is an even covering. Bake on the middle shelf of your oven for 30-40 minutes. The brownies are done when a skewer is inserted and comes out with a few crumbs. During the cooking you may need to cover the brownies with some tin foil as the marshmallows can catch very easily.

I was in a bit of a rush but for the best results, Joy suggests running your knife under hot water before cutting as this helps to stop the marshmallows sticking.

Needless to say I am in my hairdressers good books with these brownies. They are even yummier when they are warmed up with a couple of scoops of good vanilla ice cream.



11 comments:

  1. Def going to try this lovely! They sound and look soooo yummy :) xx

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    1. They are really yummy <3 Hope you are well lovely? x

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  2. Man, i need brownies mmmmm. xx

    PS I've added your blog to my 'blogs to read' on my actual blog page, so my small number of followers can check your blog out....coz its so awesome <3

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    1. Ahhh thank you Claire - that is lovely of you to say! How's your busy week so far? x

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    2. Sorry for the late reply. I never get notifications when people have replied. My busy week was a bit poop But holiday time is near :) xx

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  3. Oh wow! You've reminded me that I haven't made brownies in a long time. Need to change that!

    I like your little blog, and am mildly (very) jealous of your pink kitchenaid mixer.

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    1. Thanks Jo - that is so nice of you to say and has made me smile :] I love your blog!!

      Brownies are ace, I definitely don't make them enough.

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  4. These look amazing - S'mores and brownies are a winning combination! I'm sure these are very dangerous to have around the kitchen :P

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    1. Thanks Lucy :] They are super dangerous to have in the house - I've given a lot to family and friends to stop me eating too much :D

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  5. I love s'mores so much! On our recent trip to the grocery store, I threw a s'mores kit, s'mores pop tarts, s'mores granola bars and s'mores ice cream in our 'cart'!! It was awesome!
    S'mores brownies are one of my fave things to bake! and I too am jealous of your KitchenAid because I had to leave mine behind in England and I miss it! :(

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    1. Me too Gem - they are so tasty. I am sooo jealous of all the s'mores food over there! Really looking forward to seeing how your adventure goes and all the other exciting food bits! :D

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