Cake, crumbs and cooking_ chocolate honeycomb ‘brownies’

I don’t make brownies very often, but when my latest issue (March 2011) of BBC Good Food arrived in the post I flicked through it as usual and these caught my eye. Spelt flour banana bread They are part of a fairly new series in the magazine called ‘Junior Cook’ – recipes made by children submitted to the magazine and these are called ‘Alex’s mega brownies’. Coconut flour banana bread vegan I can’t find the recipe online yet, but when it appears I’ll try and remember to link to it, but the original recipe has got a milk chocolate and cream cheese topping too, which I didn’t fancy making.

I’ve called them ‘brownies’ in inverted commas because they aren’t as fudgy and gooey as most people like their brownies, but instead are a rich, fairly dense shallow cake type bake. Oat flour banana bread But none the worse for that! It’s just that I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about how these turned out for me. Almond meal banana bread I was actually quite sceptical about the recipe before I started because the instructions clearly say a 20cm square brownie tin and then the picture is a rather obviously rectangular cake. Baking soda substitute for banana bread It does sometimes make me wonder whether all of the recipes are triple tested to the word, as they claim.

I had a packet of Belgian milk chocolate coated honeycomb that I wanted to use up – yum, chocolate coated honeycomb! I thought that it would add an interesting texture to the brownies so I added this and then a few white chocolate chips too, as I had an open packet of those. Banana muffins without baking powder Do you like the spotty decoration? J gave me some stencils for Christmas so I thought I’d try them out to break up the monotonous brown-ness!

about 30g white chocolate chips (I wouldn’t bother with these next time)

– Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4 and line a 20cm square brownie tin with baking parchment.

– Beat the butter and sugar together then add the eggs one by one.

– Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder then add the milk.

– Mix everything together then stir in the chocolate honeycomb.

– Bake for 30 minutes (mine took 40) until the top is set, then cool completely.

I will definitely be making these again. Banana bread with cream cheese frosting Although they’re not the fudgy gooey sort of brownies a lot of people look for in a brownie recipe, they appealed to me greatly. Banana bread cookies They were slightly chewy and chocolatey and I really think that the addition of the chocolate coated honeycomb was inspired. How to keep banana bread fresh I didn’t really know how (or if!) it would work, but I really, really loved it. No egg banana bread recipe The pieces stayed together (I don’t know if this was because they were coated in chocolate before they went in, because I’ve been wondering about making my own honeycomb and using that, but am concerned that without a protective chocolate coating it will all just dissolve into the brownie mixture during baking) and there was a delicious caramelly, honeycomb flavour that worked really well with the brownies. Banana bread cookies recipe The textural contrast was fab too – it was delicious biting into a bit of chewy honeycomb after the softness of the brownie, and I love the way the honeycomb gets stuck in your teeth! I wouldn’t bother adding the white chocolate chips again though, they didn’t really add anything flavour or texture wise.

I too have been spying that recipe, it calls to me everytime I open the magazine. Banana bread with pecans Good point about the size of the pan and the photo, triple tested indeed. Low sugar banana bread recipe The addition of the honeycomb sounds fantastic and I’m liking the stencils too ;0)

Yum, I’d love to bite into your brownies and get to those little honey bits in there. Icing for banana bread I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog right now called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your brownies up. Banana and walnut bread recipe

Sounds absolutely brilliant and the moment I get to March I will bake these, no ifs or buts. Banana bread bread maker My personal February is supposed to be sugar free 🙁 Self imposed, and when I read your posts, I start to wonder why…. No baking soda banana bread This could be the answer to my chocolate cake prayers. Famous banana bread recipe And I love the stencil idea for dealing with the brown photographs. Resep banana cake breadtalk Brilliant genius person you are!

I adore both choc honeycomb and brownies! Together sounds even more like heaven might just be 🙂

I have found quite a few variations in brownie recipes, I usually make a bbc recipe, which is more in the fudgy camp, though I also make one from Tom Norrington-Davies, which seems much more like the texture you describe, still a brownie, but an alternative brownie…

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