We had a fantastic weekend this weekend, we went up to Ruislip Lido both days and we all had a great time in the sun. But, guess what? It’s been raining again today and very cold so a bit of chocolate was in order to cheer us all up!
Here is the recipe I tried today:
Chocolate Herman Brownies
- 185g Butter
- 185g Dark Chocolate
- 20g Flour
- 40g Cocoa Powder
- 100g White Chocolate
- 1 Egg
- 135g Golden Caster Sugar
- 1 Portion of Herman
Grease and line a 20cm square tin. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water, leave to cool. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl. Chop the white chocolate into chunks.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together until a glossy pale colour. Pour the cooled chocolate and butter mix into the egg, fold in very gently. Add the portion of Herman and mix again very gently. Re-sift the flour into the mix and fold in as gently as possible. Finally stir in the chocolate chunks until distributed evenly.
Pour the mixture into the tin, gently smoothing it into the corners and leveling the top. Bake for 25 minutes, to check, gently shake the tin, if the brownie wobbles in the middle put it in for a further 5 minutes. The top should have a papery crust and look shiny. Leave to cool completely before cutting.
As before, this is another Herman experiment so here are my observations.
General Appearance: The top of the cake has the proper Brownie papery look but the edge is very crispy, maybe lower temp for longer.
Aroma: Mmmmmm, Chocolate!
Texture: Very oily, not sure if I need to put less butter in the mix or maybe more flour or both, the recipe definitely needs work.
Taste: Chocolate Brownie 🙂
So in all I am quite happy with this bake, it is edible at least, well it is chocolate how could I not it?! However, after my disasters at the weekend I have been a bit upset about the whole ‘Herman thing’, I had thought that I would write a recipe book entirely dedicated to Herman recipes. What do you think? Do you think I should write a Herman recipe book? It is one of my 30 by 30 things that I would love to have a book published before I am 30.
Could you do me a massive favour and leave me a comment or even just like my facebook page or anything you can do to show you think my book is a good idea. Just feeling like I need a bit of support…
PS. Thank you x