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Chocolate Brownies

Makes 12

Description/Notes:

You'll have to exercise some will power here, these brownies are very 'more-ish'

Ingredients:
  • 4 medium eggs, beaten
  • 4 tbsps. low -fat drinking chocolate powder
  • 2 tbsps. cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsps. unsweetened apple juice
  • 6 oz. (175g) plain flour
  • 2 0z. (50g) ready soaked dried prunes, chopped
  • 2 0z. (50g) unsweetened dates, chopped and pitted
  • 2 0z. (50g) dark chocolate chips
  • 10 oz. (300g) muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence (extract)
  • 4 oz.(100g) icing sugar(for topping)
  • 1-2 tsp. water, (for topping)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence ,extract (for topping)

    Cooking Instructions:
    1. Grease and line a 7 x 11 inch (18 x 28 cm.) cake tin
    2. In a small pan bring the prunes, dates and apple juice to the boil
    3. Cover and simmer until soft, about 10 minutes
    4. Beat to a smooth paste then place on one side to cool
    5. When the fruit has cooled place in a mixing bowl then stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence
    6. Fold in the flour, cocoa ,drinking chocolate and the chocolate chips until well mixed
    7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the top
    8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350F, Gas Mark 4, 180C for 25-30 minutes
    9. Divide into 12 pieces and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack
    10. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and mix with the vanilla essence and enough water to form a soft icing
    11. Decorate the tops of the brownies with the icing and dust with chocolate powder to serve



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