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Brownies – Yeliz’s very first attempt at baking

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At work, we talk a lot about food, so Yeliz decided it was time to take the plunge and start baking. So she came in last week with these mouth-watering brownies. It was not only delicious but also looked great with that wonderful glaze. For someone who had never baked this was a tall order and here is the recipe in Yeliz’s own words………..

Ok so I’ve been afraid of baking since I was young. Last night, at the age of 25 I finally plucked up the courage and made brownies after getting a simple baking book for christmas.
To my surprise they were actually firm on top and gooey in the middle..everyone loved them! Now I have told my loyal followers to beware because I am on a baking mission. I have copied the recipe below, so have a go, if I can do it ANYONE can and Happy Baking!


  • 115g of butter
  • 85g of good quality plain chocolate minimum 70% cocoa solids
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 400g of caster suger
  • 115g of plain flour
  • 25g of cocoa powder
  • 115g milk choc chips
  • *115g of white choc chips
  • 8 butterscotch sweets roughly chopped

*instead of using 115g of white choc chips I used approximately 100g of chopped hazelnuts.


*before I started mixing anything together I measured all of my ingredients and put them in separate bowls.

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C or gas mark 5.
  2. Butter a 11x7in shallow baking tin & line with greaseproof paper
  3. Melt butter and plain chocolate in heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the beaten eggs, vanilla extract and caster sugar. Mix thouroghly
  5. Sift in flour and coca powder and beat until evenly mixed.
  6. Stir in milk choc chips, butterscotch pieces and hazelnuts
  7. Spoon mixture into tin and spread evenly

*For a fudge like brownie bake for 35minutes until the top is set but still moist in the middle.
*For a cake like brownie, bake for a further 5-10minutes.

Oh, they were yummy!

This recipe was adapted from ‘Easy everyday simple’ cookbook, published by Quadrille Publishing Limited.

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