28 June 2012

Chocolate Ginger Brownies



Cooper and I made these brownies for our friend Andrew on his birthday. Although, to be honest Cooper did most of the work, I just organised him and finished things off. He was mighty proud of himself.

I went for a good kick of ginger in these brownies, as Andrew loves ginger. They would actually be pretty great flavoured with stem ginger, but I didn't have any, so I used ground ginger this time around.

They are very easy to make and you could easily change them up with some dried fruit, lemon peel, orange peel or maybe some chocolate chips. The recipe is quick and very forgiving. Our brownies were a little cakey, if you would like them more to be more fudgey, then slightly under-bake them. Go on, give them a go. If a two year old can bake them........








Cooper's elephant apron was given to him by Not On The High Street.



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Chocolate Ginger Brownies
These easy brownies are great to whip up at the last minute and they are a fun way of introducing children to baking.
Ingredients
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 150g butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder & 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 112g plain flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • a pinch of salt
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 160c fan/180c/350f/gas mark 4.2. Melt the butter, sugar and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Make sure the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Take of the heat and leave to cool a little.3. Beat in the eggs.4. Mix the cocoa and salt into the flour, then pour into the chocolate mix and fold in until well combined.5. Pour the mixture into a brownie tray and bake for 25 minutes.6. Cut into 16 squares and dive in. 
Total time:
Yield: 16 brownies

 

22 comments:

  1. soon cooper will be doing all the work on the blog and you will just be giving some directions if he keeps on learning to cook at this rate - ha ha!

    how cute is he in his elephant apron - does he like wearing it - sylvia doesn't last long in an apron before she wants it off

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    1. I know he is really coming along. He actually likes wearing his apron. It must make him feel like a real chef.

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  2. This cake is amazing!!!
    I love your pictures...
    Have a nice day

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  3. look at cooper hard at work... he's really mastered the whole bowl tipping skill hasn't he!... love the fabulous rise and lightness of the brownie and what a great combo of ginger and chocolate... yummy!

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    1. You should have seen him the first time he made them (same day but with strawberries), he tried to lift the flour out with his fingers. So funny! The ginger, it has to be said, is great in these brownies.

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  4. They look absolutely delicious, and the chef's a little cutie too!

    Lovely photo's as usual, I love the little cake stand.

    Sue xx

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    1. The cake stand is obviously for bloggers, as it only holds one slice, haha :D

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  5. I like them even more than I did at the time, now that I've seen the pictures! It was almost worth getting another year older for!
    Andrew

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    1. The year older really wasn't an option. But they are pretty special when they are made with love from that wee boy :)

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  6. Aw Jac, Cooper is JUST so sweet in those photos.....getting him well trained for all the cooking in the future is a GREAT idea! LOL! LOVELY recipe and gorgeous photos! Karen

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  7. Lovely tutorial on how to make brownies if you are 2 years old (it actually helps me too!!). It sound easy and tasty. I am positively impressed with your little one cooking skills. He is very focus on his task (My kids have concentration problems when cooking).

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    1. He is a bit like that too, but not when cooking, usually when I am trying to tell hims something :)

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  8. He's such a sweetie! Great sounding recipe - I'm one of those people who prefers a more cake-y brownie than sludgy one so these sound perfect for me. Is your brownie tin 8x8" or a different size - I can't see the size mentioned!

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    1. You are right, I didn't mention it and should have. I am off to bed now, but I will check and get back to you x

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  9. Cooper is such a star in the kitchen! Love the idea of Chocolate Ginger Brownies esp with stem ginger. Perfect!

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    1. I know, Cooper being a star and the stem ginger. Will have to buy a jar and try it next time.

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  10. Ahhhhh looks like you've got a champion baker there! These brownies sound yummy, especially with that ginger kick! :-)

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    1. They are good, although I prefer them fudgier. I will be under-baking them slightly next time, although I know a lot of people who prefer them cakey.

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  11. Chocolate with a ginger kick. I like it!

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