Chococo Goldies

Chococo Goldies
Serves4-8
Minutes45 + cooling
Difficulty3/10

Ingredients

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, crushed
  • 200g light soft brown sugar
  • 175g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g Gold chocolate buttons (or white chocolate buttons if you cant get Gold)
  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped (60-&70% cocoa solids)
  • 25g cocoa nibs (optional), or you could use chopped nuts here eg: pecans, walnuts

Equipment

  • x1 22cm square brownie tin lined with greaseproof paper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C
  2. Melt the butter in a bowl in the microwave (in short bursts to prevent any risk of burning) or in a pan on a gentle heat and set aside to cool
  3. Sieve the flour into a bowl, add the baking powder & salt and stir in
  4. Put c80% of your chocolate buttons & nibs into the flour bowl & stir in.
  5. In another large bowl, whisk the cooled melted butter & sugar together by hand using a balloon whisk
  6. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract and whisk by hand until all blended & slightly lighter in colour
  7. Add the flour and gently fold it into the wet ingredients with a wooden spoon or spatula - do not beat or work this too much - gently does it!
  8. Pour the batter into your prepared tin Sprinkle the remaining chocolate buttons & nibs on top of the batter & gently press them in using the back of a metal spoon
  9. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. A skewer should come out mostly clean but, if you prefer it firmer and more cake-like in terms of its consistency, cook it for a few minutes longer.
  10. Leave to cool before cutting into slices - will make 12-16 slices depending on how hungry your hordes are...