I can’t go a day without chocolate – FACT.
Whether it be Maltesers for breakfast or Nutella for supper… I just can’t get enough of the stuff.
I woke up this morning with an urge to bake. Having not baked in quite a while and with my oven being temperamental 99% of the time, I thought to ease myself back into it with a batch of good, old brownies.
I always like to do things differently and thought of ways I could make an ordinary batch into something frankly extraordinary.
After a little read through my favourite blogs, I found inspiration in the form of A Pinch of Yum’s chocolate chip cookie brownies. I followed my gooey Creme Egg brownies recipe, but added a few dollops of cookie dough and a crumbles of a honeycomb bar instead.
So without further ado, here’s how you can make your very own batch of sheer chocolate pleasure – aka. honeycomb cookie dough brownies which are quite (literally) a mouthful…
- 150g unsalted butter
- 200g Cadbury Bournville chocolate
- 2 teaspoons of coffee
- 250g golden caster sugar
- 2 drops of vanilla essence
- 3 medium sized eggs
- 100g plain flour
- A supermarket cookie mix
- Honeycomb chocolate bar
- To start, preheat your oven to 180c and line a deep baking tray with greased parchment paper.
- Over a simmering pan of water, melt the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl. Granted, in the first instance, it’s not the prettiest of things…
- While you wait for the butter and chocolate to melt, pop the kettle on and pour yourself a black cup of coffee.
- Measure out your golden caster sugar, add a few drops of vanilla extract and add 3-5 teaspoons of coffee.
Then stir all together while you drink the remainder of the coffee and if you’re like me – salsa dance around the room…
- Next, add the melted butter and chocolate to your sugar mixture.
- Continue to stir and then add your 3 eggs gradually, beating after each addition.
- Mix together until your mixture is smooth and runny….
- Then sieve in your flour, mixing well after each addition…
Look – It’s snowing!
- Once all the flour is added, pour the mixture onto your deep baking tray and pop it in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
- While the brownies are cooking, you can make your cookie dough.I used a pack of cookie dough from the supermarket which just needed 25g of butter and 100ml of cold water – if you prefer to make your cookie dough… good! I just felt it would be a lot quicker to do so by using a cookie mix and found by the time I had finished, the brownies were ready to take out.
- Add your crushed pieces of honeycomb biscuits and stir.
- After 15 minutes, take out your brownies and a few lumps of the cookie dough to your brownie..
- Then pop it back into the oven for 15-20 minutes depending on how gooey you like your brownies to be.
- Take them out and leave to cool for a few minutes, sprinkle a few more honeycomb crumbs on and enjoy!
Hands up who needs to now spend the rest of their evening working out after eating an entire bowl of the remaining cookie dough….?
Too bad I’m now the cookie dough brownie monster!