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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.
  • 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
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

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