Alan`s Gooey Fair Trade Chocolate Brownies

Preparation time: N/A


For the cake

200g Fair Trade 70% dark chocolate
125g unsalted butter, softened
225g   caster   sugar
2 medium fresh free range eggs
1 egg yolk
4 tablespoons freshly made espresso coffee
150g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
Pinch of salt
Handful of broken walnuts


For the cake

1) Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.
2) Line the base and sides of a 30 x 22cm roasting pan with non stick baking parchment .
3) Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl set over, but not touching, hot water .
4) While the chocolate is melting, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then add the whole eggs and yolk a little at a time beating continuously.
5) Stir in the chocolate and coffee.
6) Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt then fold into the mixture with the crushed walnuts .
7) Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.   Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the mixture comes out a bit sticky. The interior should resemble fudgy goo, not a sponge .
8) Leave to cool in the pan, and then cut into required shapes.

Serves: N/A

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