Friday, 24 May 2013

Good for you Brownies

I am a lover of brownies, not just any brownies but the home made kind with their soft gooey centre and their slight brittle crunch which holds them all together. To discover a new recipe which is quite unlike any I have used before was a real treat and I have to say the finished blocks of chocolate joy were just that.
This recipe has "healthy" at it's heart, a great simple recipe with some lovely ingredients
I have tweaked the original recipe which I found here. While making them with my sons we tasted the mixture before pouring it into the tin and we decoded we needed a little honey to suit our taste, adjust to suit yours
115g ground almonds
1/4 teaspoon bi-carb
100 g dark chocolate, in chunks (we used green and blacks 70%)
10 pitted dates
3 free range eggs
57g olive oil
1 tbsp natural vanilla extract
1 tbsp runny honey
Place the gound almonds and bi-carb in your food processor, add the chocolate chunks and blitz until they look like sand. Drop in the dates and blitz again till all mixed and chopped finely. Pour in the eggs and vanilla extract and honey. Blitz until all combined and pour into a 6-8 inch baking tin. Bake at 180c for 20 minutes or until firm on the surface.
If you do bake them I would love to hear how they went down in your house
Take care, Natalie xx

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