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Easy Chocolate Chip Brownie Recipe

IMG_5252What is more indulgent than a Chocolate Brownie? Here’s a really easy Jess’s Messes recipe to make the most delicious gooey, sticky chocolate brownies!

What do you need?

200g Plain Chocolate
185g Unsalted Butter
3 Eggs
250g Golden Caster Sugar
85g Plain Flour
30g Cocoa Powder
50g Milk/White Chocolate

What do you do?

1. Place a glass bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and melt the plain chocolate and butter slowly (make sure the bowl is not touching the water). Remove from heat.
2. Beat together eggs and sugar until thick and pale. Add the chocolate and butter mixture slowly and fold in gently.
3. Sift flour and cocoa powder into mixture and fold gently.
4. Cut chunks of milk/white chocolate and add to mixture.
5. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin with greaseproof paper.
6. Pour in mixture and smooth over.
7. Place in oven at Gas Mark 6 (200˚c) for 20-30 minutes.
8. Make sure when you put the skewer in it comes out slightly sticky still, this will make sure when it cools the brownie is chewy and sticky. Leave to cool in the tin for around 15 minutes so the centre can solidify a little.
9. Tip out of tin onto cooling rack.
10. When cool cut into squares and EAT!

These brownies will be available to buy from the Jess’s Messes website from March 2015. Look out for new items for sale very soon.


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Bibbidi Bobbodi Boo – Sweet Tooth Time (Fudge Recipe and Egg-less Cookies)

Hello food…..

Sweet Tooth Time

Sometimes it is essential to find a  form of entertainment that does not involve much money…. some baking maybe? But what if you don’t have everything needed in the house for cakes and brownies and cookies? In this case I had a serious lack of eggs! So here are a couple of ideas of things to make that contain just ingredients most people have in their house anyway.

Egg-less Cookies

Egg-less Cookies

What do I need?

  • 200g Softened Butter or Marg
  • 120g Icing Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Bicarb of Soda
  • 180g Plain Flour (Self-Raising can be used if needed)
  • 80g Porridge Oats
  • 120g Chocolate chunks/chips
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

What do I do?

  1. Cream together the butter and icing sugar.
  2. Sieve in the flour and bicarb of soda and combine.
  3. Add oats, chocolate and vanilla.
  4. Place small blobs of mixture on a lined baking tray and bake at 180 degrees C / gas mark 5 for 15 minutes (until golden brown).
  5. Et voila – Cookie time. (Leave to cool slightly before taking off baking tray)

Fantastical Fudge

Fantastical Fudge

What do I need?

  • 300g Milk
  • 350g Caster Sugar
  • 100g Butter (unsalted)
  •  1 Tsp Vanilla Essence

What do I do?

  1. Place milk, sugar and butter in heavy based saucepan and heat on a low heat until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted, stirring all the time.
  2. Bring to the boil and keep boiling for about 20 minutes, stirring continuously until it reaches the ‘softball stage’ 115 degrees C on a sugar thermometer.
  3. When at the right temperatue, take off the heat and stir in vanilla essence. Leave to cool for 5-10 mins.
  4. Beat for a minute or so until thickens, and pour in a lightly oiled tray to cool (not in fridge).
  5. Cut into cubes and serve. 

The above recipes can be created very easily within an hour or so! Fantastic if you’re craving sweet things, or just want to do a quick bit of baking!

ENJOY!!