Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Chocolate fudge brownies...

I've got a lovely chocolate brownie recipe for you today...
I posted another brownie recipe a while back, 
but these are a little fluffier and lighter in texture, and not sooo rich. 
Which basically means you can eat more of them! 
(can't be a bad thing can it? yum)

Here are a few photos of the little chocolate squares...

(photos taken by me for use on loveprintstudio blog)

Ingredients for the brownies

85g butter
200g low fat cream cheese (I used light philadelphia)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
225g caster sugar
2 eggs
3 tbsp cocoa powder
100g self raising flour
50g chopped pecan nuts

(Fudge frosting)
55g butter
1 tbsp milk
75g icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder

pecan nuts, to decorate

Directions for one tray of chocolate fudge brownies (cuts into 16 small squares)

* Preheat oven to gas mark 4

* Lightly grease a 20cm square baking tin and line base

* Beat together the cream cheese, vanilla extract and 5 teaspoons of caster sugar until smooth, set aside.

* Beat the eggs and remaining caster sugar together until light and fluffy

* Place the butter and cocoa powder in a small pan and heat gently, stirring until the butter melts and the mixture combines, then stir it into the egg mixture

* Fold in the flour and nuts

* Pour half of the mixture into the tin and smooth the top

* Carefully spread the cheese mixture over it and then cover with the remaining chocolate mixture

* Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes

* Cool in baking tin

* For the frosting, melt the butter and the milk in a small saucepan

* Stir in the icing sugar and cocoa powder

* Spread the frosting over the brownies and decorate with pecan nuts

* Let the frosting set then cut into squares to serve

* Enjoy!

(recipe taken from 'The Big Book of One Pot')

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