Saturday, 21 June 2014


Hobart Life Everybody who knows me, knows I love to bake. It's my thing. I like the pleasure of handing out tasty morsels to my friends and family and hearing the sounds of delight. And I like to try to create new inventions that will inevitably change the world. (OK, maybe not the whole world, but my world at least!) Introducing the brownie-cookie or cookie-brownie, hey why not brownkie?!
These, my friends have changed my world. And I'm pretty damn sure they will change yours too if you whip a batch up!

For 12 brownkies you will need:

150g Dark Chocolate 

20g Plain Flour
1/8th Teaspoon Baking Powder 
75g Caster Sugar 
20g Butter (either salted or unsalted)
1 Egg

Start by adding your butter and 100g of your chocolate (in small pieces) to a small pan over a low-medium heat. Melt until glossy and there are no lumps then set this aside.
Add your egg and sugar to a big bowl and mix (on medium/high) for 7ish minutes until the mixture is light and creamy. (I used a kitchen aide for this part but if you don't have one  a handheld electric mixer will do just fine!)
Whilst that is whizzing away chop the rest of your chocolate into shards. Then add your flour, baking powder, melted chocolate and your chocolate shards to the egg and sugar mixture. 
Mix it all together - it should end up being a bowl of lumpy chocolaty goodness. It then needs to sit for 5 or so minutes, this is when I preheat the oven to 180c (fan forced).
After 5 whole minutes of trying not to eat spoon fulls of mixture, grab a couple of baking trays lined with baking paper and spoon on the mixture. About a heaped teaspoon is enough for one then, pop them in the oven for 8-10 minutes until they are puffy and cracked. 

Grab them out and leave them to fully cool on the baking paper. I have to admit one of mine might have 'slipped' off and 'fell' into my mouth at this point. 

When they are cooled they should be soft, chewy and delicious! And they will stay like this for a few days (if they last that long) in a sealed container in the pantry.
Devour straight away (like me) or if you want to make them a little more fancy, add a peanut butter frosting  I used this one and sandwich two together. 
But beware these are incredibly hard to stop eating! If you have exceptional willpower pop a couple in the freezer overnight and they make the best frozen 'ice cream' sandwiches!

What do you reckon to my first ever recipe post? Would love to read your feedback in the comments below! Or feel free to shoot me a question if you have one!