Tuesday, November 12

Heaven- Sent Brownies

Last week my hockey team found out that I have a blog and inevitably they are now demanding baked treats left, right and centre.
I wanted to make a good impression and so I picked out the best possible solution to wow each and everyone of them.
These brownies are insanely gooey, chocolately and always tick every single box possible.

Imagine tucking into a rich, dark chocolate brownie before coming across the mind blowing flavours of sweet white chocolate, juicy raspberries and then crunchy pecan nuts.
They tick every single box because there is a winning flavour to suit each and every person!
A true all round favourite!

I did feel a little guilty though... 
Usually I'm sworn to my classic recipe which is a twist on Mary Berry's (the baking queen extraordinaire), I felt like I was cheating on my own recipe. Having an affair with another devilish delight... But alas, it was worth it. 
These babies are squidgy, thick and I bet you can't help but eat the whole tray in minutes.
(The hockey girls certainly devoured them quickly enough!)

To make your own batch of Heaven Sent Brownies (yes I am brave enough to call them that!), you will need:

- 200g dark chocolate

- 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 60g plain flour
- 60g cocoa powder
- 75g pecan nuts, chopped
- 150g white chocolate, chopped into chunks
- 150g fresh raspberries

Preheat your oven to 180C/160 fan and grease and line a baking tray with parchment.

Chop up the dark chocolate and place into a heat proof bowl. Pop into the microwave and heat up slowly, giving it a good stir in between to stop it from burning.
Set the molten chocolate to one side.

In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Slowly add in the eggs one at a time, giving it a good mix in between each addition.

Add in the molten chocolate and vanilla extract, then stir with a wooden spoon or spatula until a thick chocolately batter emerges.

Tip in the cocoa powder and flour and once again mix gently until combined.

Spoon tasting here is compulsory.
(Trust me on this!)

Tip in the broken pecan nuts...

The white chocolate...

...And half of the raspberries.
Give it a good stir until it is evenly incorporated and then gently spoon into the prepared tin.
Add the other half of the raspberries on the top of the brownie mix and squidge them in a little.

Slide into the oven for 30-40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean from the centre.

And then... Brace yourself.
This is going to be one of the best brownie mouthfuls that you have tasted in a long, long time.
(No understatement!)

I've tried a lot of brownies (bake-a-holic here), and this has been one of my favourite recipe to date.
Beautifully sticky, soft, sweet... They truly hit the nail on the head.

A gift. A beautiful, chocolate filled gift heaven sent from above to help me cope with these essay deadlines.

Ahhh... I'm already making another batch tomorrow!


  1. Just when I thought there couldn't be another brownie recipe that would tempt me to get into that kitchen immediately!

    You have a real knack for taking fantastic photos to make our mouths water....the fresh raspberries add such a gorgeous splash of colour too.

    Caroline x
    Cocktails and Caroline

    1. Haha thanks Caroline- imagine how hard it was for me to get so close and resist their delicious smell!
      The raspberries really do add the perfect kick too :) xx

  2. OH MY! I want these so bad! I really need to christen my kitchen with some heavenly foods and have a four day holiday this weekend HOLLA!!!

    Katie <3

    1. Ahhh congrats on the new house! Have you christened it yet? xx

  3. U r right, this is so devilish! But I willing to sacrifice my blood sugar for this..... (:

  4. Oh Em, you've done it again!!
    Another cracking recipe from my very own domestic baking goddess :)
    I SO wish I was on your hockey team right now
    x x x

  5. These look incredible! Your blog always gets me in the kitchen.


  6. These look unbelievable! Fab post, really like the blog doll x


    1. Thanks Charlotte- Glad to see you liked them enough to use them on your own blog... xx

  7. These look incredible!

    I'm in a bake off at work, so might use this to help me score a victory.

    Hmm maybe...

  8. I love so many components about this, makes complete sense that they're called heaven-sent.

    { Teffys Perks Blog } X

  9. OH MY GOSH. Please come to my house and bake for me please? Thats the one thing I've never been able to actually successfully bake is brownies. For some reason they always just come out... well like sponge to be honest. So I need you to make me some... pretty please! :P x
    Heroine In Heels

    1. I might be tempted to hop over to London to do so! Hmmm like a sponge?! Maybe you are cooking them on too high a heat? Give them a go and let me know, if not i'll hop on down south! xx

  10. WOW. I am salivating as I type. This is definitely a recipe to save. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Joy Michelle

    p.s. love your layout too!

  11. These look so good!



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