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The Leftover Brownie

There's only one thing you can really do, when you're skint, it's the weekend before payday and you've got a number of leftover ingredients lying about the kitchen. 

Not the weekend just gone but the one before, it was a very chilled affair, no money, lots of Netflix and plenty of snacks. By the time it got to Sunday, we had a little time on our hands in the afternoon so I took it upon myself to whip up some brownies using whatever I could find leftover in my baking cupboard and the fridge.

I had some dark chocolate, some cocoa, eggs, light brown sugar and some marshmallow fluff. So marshmallow fluff brownies it was. But I feel that the title of this post *really* reflects the situation because it really was odds and sods, trying to pull something together; the leftovers.

I've never made brownies before, shockingly, but they turned out pretty alright even if I say so myself. They were fudgey and dense and the marshmallow fluff added a gooey sweetness. But I think next time I'll definitely mix the marshmallow fluff into the mixture instead of just dolloping on the top. Marshmallow fluff is pretty much just egg white and sugar so the dollops rose like a meringue on the top of the brownie, which looked a little odd to say the least. 

ANYWAY, that's enough rambling from me, the recipe is below as usual :)


What you will need:

300g Light Brown Sugar
4 Medium Eggs
130g Plain Flour
40g Cocoa
150g Cooking Chocolate
250g Butter/Soft Margarine
1/2 a Jar of Marshmallow Fluff


What you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 160c (fan)
Break up the chocolate and melt with the butter in a bowl over a bain marie, on a low heat (no tempering of chocolate here) until all melted together in one chocolatey buttery liquid
Leave to cool
Sieve the sugar, cocoa and the flour and mix together in a bowl
Add the melted chocolate and butter and mix well
Then add the eggs one at a time or if whisked, add a little at a time, constantly mixing
When you're satisfied the batter is mixed completely you can add the marshmallow fluff here if you would like
Line a deep baking tray or brownie tin with some baking parchment
Pour in the brownie mixture and if you didn't already add the marshmallow fluff on the top of the mixture
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 mins
When satisfied that the brownie is cooked through, remove from the oven and leave to cool then cut into slices or triangles or however the hell you want!


And there we have it, my 'leftover' brownies. I kind of made the recipe up as I went along, taking inspiration from numerous recipes online. I don't really know if the proportions are right but as I said, they tasted fab, so who's complaining? Not me :)