Bake something to make you feel cozy

Now that the evenings are drawing in a little earlier it's the perfect time to enjoy some yummy treats with your family. This month we challenged Ally to make something to put us in that comfy, cosy, autumnal mood!

Ally’s amazing chocolate brownies are a staple for any baker's repetoir. They are super quick to make but are bound to have anyone who tries them asking for the recipe. 

We highly recommend baking them for yourself. We’ll also feature your creations in the Trex Family Bakery if you Instagram your shots with #BakingWithTrex.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

I have been trying to make the perfect chocolate brownie for some time now. So when Trex challenged me to bake something cozy I just knew that now was the time to share my perfect recipe with the world. 

The best thing about these brownies is the consistency- they have a really beautiful crunch to the top of them and yet the inside is perfectly gooey and fudgey. There are quite a few steps to these, but don't let that put you off! They are the perfect recipe to make on a slow sunday and then enjoy in the evening with a warm drink. 

Enjoy!

 

Ingredients (Makes 12 Huge Brownies)

  • 160g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 310g of dark chocolate (separated- 210g for the mix and 100g for chips)
  • 185g of trex
  • 195g of caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a medium bowl sift together the flour, salt and cocoa powder. 

Step 2

Put 210g of the chocolate and trex in a large bowl and set over a bowl of simmering water. Sitr occasionally until the chocolate and trex are completely melted and smooth. 

Step 3

Take the chocolate mixture off the heat and slowly add the sugar, whisking until completely combined. 

Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. 

Step 4

Add 3 of the eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until fully combined. 

Add the remaining eggs and whisk again. 

Stir in the vanilla essence.

Step 5

Slowly combine the dry mixture with the chocolate mixture, using a spatula to fold together. 

Step 6 

Cut the remaining 100g of chocolate into rough chunks.

Step 7

Pour the brownie mixture into a foil lined baking tin. 

Sprinkle the chocolate chunks evenly over the top of the mixture. 

Step 8

Bake the brownies for 30 minutes or until there is a shake but not a wobble to the mixture!

Let the brownies cool completely before lifting them out of the tin and cutting them into squares.