Saturday, 20 April 2013

Toffee Popcorn Brownies.

Thursday I handed in my dissertation. So yesterday I thought I would catch up on the blog and make something to celebrate.

While in the depths of dissertation I discovered this...

Toffee popcorn by Cadbury. It got me thinking, so yesterday I made toffee popcorn brownies. While it did not turn out how I thought, I thought the popcorn would remain crunchy like in the chocolate bar. I don't know why because now it seems obvious now that it would take on some moisture during baking. However the popcorn did give a texture, similar to edge of the brownie. You know when its chewy and sticks to your teeth (in a good way). So if you like the edges of brownies these are for you!

To make 12 large brownies you will need:

A square tin or dish around 20-25cm in length.
Baking paper.
150g toffee popcorn, (if you want to make plain brownies this is still a cracking recipe).
250g salted butter.
100g dark chocolate.
100g milk chocolate.
80g cocoa powder.
65g plain flour.
half a teaspoon baking powder.
360g golden caster sugar, this will increase the caramel flavour.
4 medium eggs.

Start by pre heating the oven to 180. Get some baking paper to the size of the dish and scrunch it up a few times so it molds easily to the dish when the mix is poured in. 

Next get the chocolate and butter and chop/break them up into pieces. 

Melt the butter and chocolate together in a bowl over simmering hot water. Tip for next time use a bigger bowl! It makes life a lot easier when removing the bowl from the top of the sauce pan when the butter and chocolate have all melted. 

While that is beginning to melt, weigh and put in to a large mixing bowl all the dry ingredients. Flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder. 

Once the chocolate and butter have melted mix them together to form a glossy mix.  

Pour it into the dry ingredients and mix until it is thoroughly mixed together. 

Add the eggs and mix together. This will make the batter smoother. 

Lastly add the popcorn, mix in well.

Spread the mix evenly into the dish. Cook for 30 minutes at 180. 

Once out of the oven leave to cool, then remove from the dish using the baking paper and cut into 12 pieces. 

And that is that. Fudgy in the middle with the chewyness of the popcorn. They are super rich so would go really well with some ice cream! Failing that a cup of tea to wash it down will be just as great!

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