Friday, 11 June 2010

Chewy gooey goodness

I love brownies... who doesn't? But I have to confess, until recently I had never made brownies before! Well I have but but they were flourless and so not really proper brownies.

I had to do something about this.... after all I love brownies as do most people! I recently bought The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook and got stuck into making their "traditional brownies" and I'm so glad I did, or am I? This is my new favourite recipe and so I make them all the time! My waistline isn't going to thank me but I know my lips do every time.

These are so simple to make and extremely moreish.

Hummingbird Traditional Brownies (with a Ruthie twist)

Makes 12 big brownies or 24 little bite sized brownies


200g dark chocolate (or I sometimes use milk chocolate and add other flavours like orange, coconut, raisins, strawberry etc)
175g unsalted butter
310g caster sugar
125g plain flour
3 eggs

1. Preheat oven to 170˚C
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together until smooth in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
3. Take the bowl off the heat and stir in the sugar.
4. Mix in the flour (and any additional flavourings)
5. Stir in the eggs one at a time until well blended into the mix.
6. Pour the mix into a greased and lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes (or until slightly crisp on the outside but soft in the middle).

It's a fool proof recipe and one everyone I've shared these with have enjoyed!


  1. Mmmmm Love brownies. I have this book too but haven't tried the brownie recipe. I have made the vanilla cupcakes and the chocolate ones. They are gorgeous. I must give the brownies a whirl. Yours look droolworthy.

  2. It took me a LONG time to make a brownie recipe as well. Not quite sure why. These look delicious. So nice and chesy!

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  4. I was begining to worry - you'd been so quiet for so long - but it's lovely to see you back with a recipe that I would quite like a large piece of right now. Mega yummy.

  5. @Rhyleysgranny I was in with Kirsty this week and thinking of you! How are ya? I love the cupcakes in Hummingbird book, but really want to try the Brooklyn Blackout Cake!

    @Joanne I so wish I'd tried this sooner! But then I could have tried another recipe that I wasn't so keen on and never bothered trying again!

    @joven thanks! Will check yours out now

    @Lynn Life has taken over recently, I'm taking a team to Uganda this summer and as well as the prep for the trip there has been a lot of fundraising to do too, and as part of that I've been running in marathons and stuff so doing lots of training too. We also got another dog (a wee pup) so our hands have been full with that too.How are you? I'll have o get over to your blog again!

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  7. Your brownies look great! I recently tried a nigella Lawson version with a layer of cream cheese, makes a lovely chocolately treat with a hit of sourness, I highly recommend her recipe! I have a photo on my blog

    Love the blog, keep up the good baking!


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