So not to blow my own trumpet but… last night my younger cousin Ellie and I made the most indulgent, delicious chocolate brownies ever. And had the ultimate girl’s night in too!
We started off the evening by baking the brownies, then cooked a pizza, stocked up on treats and settled down to watch two films that I love – The Devil Wears Prada and Wild Child. What could be better?! Ellie had never seen either of the films before so I couldn’t wait to introduce her to them, and she seemed to really enjoy them too!
(If you want a film review for either of them then let me know in the comments :))
Ellie and I love baking together, and definitely seem to improve with each creation. Last year we were tasked with making all of the desserts for Christmas Day, and let’s just say a couple of them didn’t quite go to plan (who on earth knows how to make mince pies from scratch!?). But these brownies were probably up there with any that I’ve ever tasted – and I’ve tasted a lot of brownies! They’re also really quick and easy to make. Everything just goes into one bowl so there’s minimal washing up, and they only take about 10 minutes to make before going into the oven, so are also perfect if you don’t want to spend too much time baking.
This recipe makes around 15 brownies, meaning there are plenty to go round (but make sure to keep a few back for yourself as treats over the next couple of days!)
275g spread (butter or margarine)
75g cocoa powder
375g caster sugar
110g self-raising flour
100g milk chocolate chips
1 pack of magic stars
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line a rectangular baking tin with greaseproof paper
- Weigh out all ingredients and add into a bowl – except the magic stars!
- Wisk together until smooth in consistency
- Pour into the baking tray, and smooth out the top so that it’s as flat as it can be
- Bake for 45 minutes, or until a knife can be put in and come out clean
- Place the magic stars on top, gently pushing them into the brownie so they stay in place
- Leave to cool, and enjoy!
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