A Blossom of pinkness for blossom. .

Monday, 8 December 2014

The Great Big 2014 Cookie Exchange

This is ones first time taking part in this...smiles...am all biz actually getting involved in it don't know why one didn't do this earlier...smiles... Many thanks to Jz for all the help in getting ready for this...smiles

Anyhhhooooo this is girl's tuppence worth...smiles

Ginger, pecan and rum chocolate brownies
Prep time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins

Ingredients:
250g/9oz plain chocolate, minimum 70 per cent cocas solids, broken into pieces
250g/9oz butter
5 Free Range eggs
350g/12oz dark muscovado sugar
1-2 tablespoons of rum (optional)
150g/5 and half ozs plain flour, sifted
125g4 and half ozs pecan nuts roughly chopped
4 x 2.5 cm/1in pieces stem ginger (stem ginger in a jar), chopped
icing sugar, sifted for dusting (again optional)

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4. Line a 30cm x 20cm/12 in x 8 in deep sided cake tin with greaseproof paper
2. Bring a little water to the boil in the pan, then reduce the heat until the water is simmering, set a heatproof bowl over the water (but don't let the base of the bowl touch the water) Add in the chocolate piece and butter to the bowl and stir until they are melted and glossy. Remove bowl from the heat and set aside to cool
3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and sugar using an electric whisk until pale, fluffy and thick.
4. Add the melted chocolate mixture and rum(if you wish to use it) whisk until smooth and well combined.
5. Carefully fold in the flour (use a metal spoon for this). Add the chopped pecan nuts and stem ginger and fold into the mixture, then pour the brownie batter into the prepared tin.
6. Put into the oven and bake for 20-25 mins or until the top is firm to the touch but a skewer inserted into the centre of the brownies comes out slightly sticky. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool slightly in the tin.
7. When the brownies have cooled slightly, cut them into 18-20 squares and carefully remove them from the tin, pile onto a place and dust with the icing sugar if required.

serve with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream whilst still warm
Hope you give this a go and enjoy!!!....smiles

Here are others who have joined in this year pay their site a visit and see what delicious recipes they have shared with us...smiles:


27 comments:

  1. I do love brownies! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. am quite fond of them too Misty...love ginger too...smiles

      Delete
  2. So you sat back for four years when you had *this* you could have been sharing with us?
    Meanie...

    This looks terrific, thank you.
    And thanks for playing along!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. laughs...sorry Jz...smacks oneself on the hand!!! have enjoyed it and look forward to next years!!!...smiles

      Delete
  3. Ooooh, you had me right at the get go with the name! I love brownies and these sounds delicious. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awe thank you Grace...am quite partial to them oneself...smiles

      Delete
  4. Ginger and chocolate....
    *smacks self in head* don't know why that isn't done all the time!

    Love it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. laughs...not too hard now mouse...love that concoction ...

      Delete
  5. Mmmmmmmmmmm.

    (sorry about the monkey drool all over your blog)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ginger and chocolate, perfect and I wouldn't leave the rum out:) Thanks.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. eeeemmmm...it does add a nice kick to it Ronnie...smiles

      Delete
  7. Rob and I think that these sound AWESOME, blossom! We will be trying these. Thanks so much! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. awe thanks Katie hope you enjoy them they are bitter sweet but scrummy...smiles...hugs back

      Delete
  8. Wow blossom...these look awesome! Thanks for sharing!!!

    Hugs and Blessings...
    Cat

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. smiles thank you Cat, hope you get to try them...hugs back

      Delete
  9. Okay, this may be a silly question, but where do you find muscovado sugar? I've never heard of it before, so I'm guessing it's not at my local grocery store. Love trying new ingredients! In case I can't find it - have you ever tried this recipe with dark brown sugar instead?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. not a silly question at all Rori, it is like a dark brown sugar only its more refined and sticky like Molasses but yes you can use dark brown sugar or dememra sugar...smiles...you could try amazon I have seen it on there if you cant get it at your store, we can buy it over here in our local supermarkets...smiles

      Delete
  10. Omigosh, that looks too delicious for words! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. smiles thank you Sofia...hope you get to try them out...

      Delete
  11. I was going to ask the same question as Rori. This recipe is delicious sounding. And I, of course being a sweet tooth, would have vanilla ice cream on the side. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hi Blondie...have responded to Rori's question....have a sweet tooth too so it would be ice cream for me also...smiles

      Delete
  12. I think these have holiday work party written all over them.

    ReplyDelete