Wednesday, 29 August 2012

British Slutty Brownies

A fab girl once suggested to me that I have a go at baking these so called 'slutty brownies' ... what are slutty brownies you may ask me?! Google the two words separately and you have a derogatory word and a word that either describes a rich chocolate cake or a girl belonging to the junior branch of the Guide Association. The combination of the first definition and the latter is not a combination that heralds great images. However, the combination of these two words in cake terms heralds a magnificent image and an even better taste! 

                  (magnificent image...)

Clearly the concept of layering three quite adequate bakes together comes from the big U.S.A. I thought that I would adapt the sluttiness slightly to British standards and remove the layer of Oreos, replacing them with a scattering of dessicated coconut and adding in some white chocolate chunks to the brownie mixture & of course basing the recipe on my two previous Perfect Bake recipes of Cookies & Brownies

I urge you to bake these ... they are a delight, a treat, easy to bake and quite frankly will impress parents, friends, family members, work colleagues, loved ones, ones you want a favour from, ones you want to give a present to or just anyone who is lucky enough to get their paws on you if you don't eat them all to yourself first of all!

The middle of your brownies will sink when you remove them from the oven but don't fret ... this just means you've done a good job on your brownie mix and it they will be nice and gooey (it is due to your cookie base layer) 

Makes 32
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
Bake to perfection for 22 minutes

You will need the following:

Cookie layer
185g Butter
100g Caster Sugar
85g Brown Sugar 
(if you don't have Brown Sugar just use 185g Caster Sugar)
225g Self Raising Flour
1tsp Vanilla Extract
75g of Chocolate Chunks
1pinch of salt

1Tbsp Dessicated Coconut (optional)

Brownie layer
225g Granulated Sugar
100g Dark Chocolate
75g Self-Raising Flour 
½ Tsp Baking Powder 

100g Butter
½Tsp Salt
2 Eggs
1Tbsp Water

To make the cookie layer melt the butter and mix with the sugar, vanilla extract & flour

Add the chocolate

Push into the base of two greased square tins that are 8x8 inches

Now start on the brownies by melting the butter and mix with the flour, salt & sugar

Add in the eggs

Then melt the dark chocolate and combine

Finally add in  the baking powder and water

If you fancy add the coconut ... I made one tin with coconut and one without, personally I preferred the coconut but its not for everyone so I understand if you want to leave it out

Now add in the white chocolate chips to the brownie mix

Pour the brownie mix over the cookie base

It should look like so ... bake to perfection

Cut each tray into 16 squares 

 Enjoy ...

I guess its a huge thanks to Sophs Wilson that I am posting this today

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