Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Swedish Chocolate Brownies

I am very excited, my good friend Leia is expecting her second child in the first week of September which is going to be a girl! With not long to go she is looking amazing but understandable feeling tiered. So I thought I would cheer her up by baking her some delicious home made chocolate brownies.
This recipe is Swedish and has a slight twist on the traditional chocolate brownie recipe. It is moist but has a lighter texture, more like a cake slice. It has a smooth rich flavour with  gooey chunks of chocolate scattered throughout.

Swedish Chocolate Brownies 
5 organic eggs
350g caster sugar
275g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
6 tablespoons cocoa powder
200ml water
250g butter, melted
200g dark chocolate 
100g desiccated coconut
200ml whipping cream
1 tablespoons coffee granules
200g dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 200 degrees
Beat together the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy
Mix together the dry ingredients and then blend in egg mixture
Add water and melted butter and stir to combine
Line a 40x35cm cake tin with baking paper,pour mixture into tin
Sprinkle coarsely chopped chocolate over the top
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out slightly sticky
Bring the whipping cream to the boil, stir in coffee granules
Turn the heat off, chop the chocolate add the cream and stir until melted
Spread icing over the cake, sprinkle desiccated coconut on top and leave to set
Cut into squares