This year, i’m feeling a bit sad and single as we approach Valentines Day. Personally, i’m a bit of a scrooge and would love to go to sleep on February 13th and wake up on February 15th. Maybe it’s because i’ve been single for forever, maybe it’s because everyone around me is loved up? You won’t find me in any heart pyjama’s that are going around right now or buying any v-tines bathing products. I’m just not a fan.
To cheer myself up from the fact my most dreaded day of the year is only a few days away, i made brownies. Now cooking i can do really well. Baking… well it’s not my strong point. I found this recipe on Zoella’s blog about a year ago and i’ve never went wrong with it!
To make this recipe you will need (in the order you’ll need them):
150g of butter
250g of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
100g of cocoa powder
1 bar of milk chocolate
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
65g of plain flour
1 bar of white chocolate
You want to get the boring bits out of the way first. Line a baking tray and pre-heat your oven to 180c. I also measured out all my ingredients just for ease.
The first stage is to melt the butter; 30 seconds at a time until it’s melted. I’d recommend a big mixing bowl for melting the butter because the whole process of this recipe is adding things to the melted butter. Make sure your bowl is big enough for your whole brownie mixture.
Next add the sugar to the melted butter. Once it’s all stirred in, add the vanilla extract and the cocoa powder.
Then add the eggs, one at a time. The mixture should be really gooey by now.
Now you can melt the chocolate, either in the microwave or via steam on the hob. I take the microwave option but it’s easy to burn. My advice, check it every twenty seconds and every five seconds when it’s almost ready. It should take about a minute depending on how much chocolate!
Add the melted chocolate to the mixture and mix it all in. Next add all your dry ingredients and stir it all in.
The last stage is to add in your white chocolate in chunks. You can anything here, a spoonful of Nutella, extra chocolate, even marshmallows? Or you can leave it as it is, it’s entirely depending on what you fancy!
Spoon it into the baking tin and pop it in the oven. It takes 15-20 minutes depending on your oven. When the top is shiny, it’s done. It should still be gooey when you take it out of the oven so leave it on the side for about an hour to cool then transfer it to the fridge for an hour to harden.
After that, cut it into squares or eat it from the tin- i’m not judging!
These are the most gooey, delicious brownies ever and may almost distract me from the fact it’s my most hated day of the year on Tuesday. I’ll be spending my day off social media, there’s only so many boomerang’s of morphe palette openings and pandora insta shots with the caption “the boy did good *hearteyes*” i can take… ugh.
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know how your spending tuesday… or wednesday in the comments below! If you’d like to read the original recipe for these brownies i’ll link that here.