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Chocolate brownie cookies

Updated Thursday, 28th June 2007

Try out our recipe from the Ever Wondered About Food series

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cappucino and chocolate brownie [Paul Gregory Photography, UK] Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Paul Gregory

Makes 8 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 130 g (4½ oz) caster sugar
  • ½ tablespoon (7.5 ml) (0.25 fl oz) brewed espresso
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 20 g (¾ oz) butter
  • 140 g (5 oz) extra bitter sweet chocolate
  • 60 g (2½ oz) unsweetened chocolate
  • 60 g (2½ oz) plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 125 g (4½ oz) chocolate chips, chopped and frozen    

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Whisk the eggs.
  3. Split the vanilla pod down its length with a sharp knife and scrape the seeds into a bowl.
  4. Discard the vanilla pod. Add the caster sugar and espresso to the seeds and mix together. Add to the eggs and whisk until thick.
  5. Melt the butter, the bitter chocolate and the unsweetened chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of  simmering water and stir gently.
  6. Once smooth, pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and mix, leaving some streaks.
  7. Mix together the plain flour, baking powder and salt before gently folding these into the egg mix.
  8. Add the frozen chocolate chips to the rest of the ingredients. If the mixture is runny, leave it for 5 minutes to thicken.
  9. Line a baking sheet with silicon or greaseproof paper.
  10. Using a teaspoon drop the mixture onto the baking tray.
  11. Put in the oven and bake for 8–9 minutes.

To serve

Serve warm with a mug of cappuccino.

Did you know?

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