Friday 24th September 2010 was the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. So far, they've raised £1,880,000 . Please check out their website and donate online if you can, it's for a really good cause.
I made these brownies and a few other baked goodies (victoria sandwich and chocolate chip flapjacks) for the event. I think the brownies were the favourite. I got a new cookbook for my birthday 'Mary Berry's ultimate cake book' and I made all my recipes from there. I've made quite a few brownies in my time and I have to say these were absolutely amazing!! I love dark chocolate and the addition of coffee and nuts made it even better. You have to give this recipe a try.
Speaking of brownies, I will also be entering this recipe (with some modifications) to the Great Brownie Bake Off which is taking place on Saturday 9th October 2010 at Look Mum No Hands Cafe, 49 Old Street, EC1V 9HX. Do come along for lots of brownies as well as a chance to sample mine or enter your very own brownie recipe! Click on the link for more details. I will also be selling other baked goods on the day and donating most of the proceeds to cycle charity, Wheels for Wellbeing.
350g plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2 teaspoons instant coffee
2 tablespoons hot water
3 extra large eggs
225g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
75g self-raising flour
175g walnut pieces, chopped
225g plain chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- Grease and base line a 12 x 9 in roasting pan with greaseproof paper.
- Melt the chocolate and butter slowly in a bowl over a pan of hot water, stirring occasionally.
- Allow to cool.
- Dissolve the coffee in the hot water.
- In another bowl, mix together the coffee, eggs, sugar and vanilla essence.
- Gradually beat in the chocolate mixture.
- Fold in the flour, walnuts and chocolate chips and pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch and a dull crust has formed.
- Leave to cool in the tin.