Danielle’s Triple Chocolate Brownie Recipe 🍫

Hey there everyone! With Easter over, you may have a lot of chocolate lying around the house. My Triple Chocolate Brownie recipe tastes delicious and is perfect for using up excess Easter Eggs.

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What you’ll need:

350g dark cane sugar

(Tip: Cane sugar adds flavour, without making brownies too sweet)

175g melted butter (15 seconds in the microwave is all you need)

75g good quality cocoa

3 medium sized free range eggs, whisked with a fork

100g self-raising flour

2 table spoons vanilla essence

150g good quality white chocolate, cut into small pieces

150g good quality dark chocolate, cut into small pieces

(Tip: My favourite baking chocolate is Green & Black’s Cooks’ Bars (£2.50 for 150g, Tesco). The delicious chunks of chocolate add flavour and texture to this recipie- what’s not to love?!) 


Let’s get baking!

1.Preset the oven to 180°C.

2. Add the ingredients to a large mixing bowl in the given order, mixing well after each one is added.

3. Grease a baking tin with butter and add the mixture. Bake on a medium shelf for 20 minutes, until the brownies are crisp on the outside and delightfully fudgy on the inside.

4. Leave the brownies to cool and after cutting out individual brownie pieces, store them in an airtight container.

Using this base, you can get more creative with your flavour choices. Here are some of my favourite combinations.

1. Peanut butter brownies: Add 2 table spoons of peanut butter after the chocolate pieces and enjoy the nutty, chocolatey goodness.

2. Salted caramel brownies: Spoon salted caramel into the mixture after adding the chocolate and stir slightly to separate. This is a fab recipe, from one of my favourite food bloggers: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/homemade-salted-caramel-recipe/.

3. Creme egg brownies: This recipe is perfect for using up your left over creme eggs! Cut 6 Creme Eggs in half. After baking your brownies for 15 minutes, add the creme eggs to the brownie mixture and bake for a further 10 minutes.

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I hope that this recipe inspired you to get creative in the kitchen and I’d love to hear about your favourite recipes!

Danielle xx

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Easter Treats: How To Make A Homemade Chocolate Face Mask

As much as I love chocolate, it just doesn’t seem to love me back. That’s why. this Easter, I’m being kind to my skin by putting chocolate on my face, instead of in my mouth!

You can buy chocolate face treatments from many spas and beauty suppliers, but it’s much cheaper and more entertaining to make your own at home. The consistency of this homemade treatment is light and the formula works wonders on my skin, leaving it feeling soft and well cared for. And the best bit? The chocolate face mask smells good enough to eat!


Here is how you can make it yourself at home!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

What you will need:

  • A pan
  • A glass bowl/ measuring jug
  • A mixing bowl
  • Table spoons
  • A container to store the finished product
  • 25g good quality dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 table spoon of almond oil
  • 1 table spoon of honey

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Method:

  1. Fill the pan half full with water and set the glass bowl inside. Place on a medium heat to warm the water.
  2. Break the chocolate into pieces, placing the fragments into the bowl. Stir until melted.
  3. Separate an egg yolk and whisk it in a bowl.
  4. Add the oil, honey and finally the chocolate to the bowl.
  5. Place the face mask  in a empty container.
  6. Apply the treatment and wash your face clean 15 minutes later. Your skin will be left feeling pampered and, best of all, it will smell of  dark chocolate!

 

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I hope that you enjoyed my post and I’d love to hear about your chocolatey Easter creations!

Until next time,

Danielle xxx

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