Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Humming Bird Brownies with hazlenuts and chocolate chunks

This is just a quick little post about the unplanned brownie making at around 11.30pm last night with Mercer. We bought the ingredients a few days ago to make the brownies but never got around to it until last night at a highly unusual hour! You don't tend to bake chocolate loaded treats at this time of night unless you a stoned teenager or pregnant but to hell with it we thought and went ahead and made them.
I used the Humming Bird Bakery recipe for them and just added a few extras.

Humming Bird Brownies

200g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
175g unsalted butter
325g caster sugar
130g plain flour
3 eggs
White chocolate cut into chunks

Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and melt until smooth.
Remove from the heat. Add the sugar and stir until well incorporated. Add the flour and stir until well incorporated. Finally, stir in the eggs, nuts and chocolate chunks and mix until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until flaky on the top but still soft in the centre.
I did not use a baking tray and just baked mine in an oven dish but it worked well enough and as it was so late we didn't wait for them to cool down or slice them so the picture is a bit messy but hey you get the idea!



  1. is there anything better than a midnight bake?

  2. Thank you for that lovely comment, hon! You're right, what does he know about fashion....actually, not a bleedin' lot! Hehe.

    The brownies look gold! How did you get that colour?? I must know.
    p.s. the chocolate cheescake was from the Hummingbird cookbook....dead easy. x

  3. Well I just followed the recipie to be honest! I baked them for around 20-25 mins and added chunks of white chocolate and hazlenuts.....Don't real know why there are gold!!! Try it and see what happens for you!x

  4. gnam gnam ist' very good.i'd try.baci

  5. Hi Lucy,I may be being stupid here but what is 'gnam gnam' and baci???!!!!