Monday, 31 August 2009

Spelt flour makes a pretty good chocolate brownie

Hello...! I know it's been a while.... :) Sharpham Park produce really fantastic things. I know this because my friend has been using spelt flour and other things for a good few years. Now produced by Sharpham Park and fairly easy to get hold of. Until this weekend I'd been a bit scared of using it myself but mid way through making brownies yesterday I realised we didn't have any normal white flour so I opted for the bag of Sharpham Park that's been sitting in the cupboard waiting for its debut in our kitchen. Check them (Shaprham Park) out because I'm scared no more. I'll be using spelt flour a lot from now on. Here's the recipe below... I'm a bottle of vintage cava down and out of the habit of blogging so don't trust me on the how to as I still need to proof read this............. Missed you...

Chocolate Brownie using Spelt Flour
100g butter
150g caster sugar
100g muscavado sugar
175g plain chocolate
2 tablespoons golden syrup
2 large (ish) eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
100g organic refined spelt flour (Sharpham Park)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Heat the oven to 175C (no fan!!). Grease and line a brownie pan or medium size springform cake tin. In a pan gently heat the butter, sugars, chocolate and golden syrup until all melted and smooth. Take the pan off the heat. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk until frothy. In a separate bowl put all the dry ingredients and whisk to combine and aerate. Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture, don't mix but add straight to the dry ingredients, then mix well until all combined. Pour the mixture into the pan/tin. Bake for 20-30 minutes.

Let it cool for a bit before eating it all!! I would suggest legging it with the whole thing hidden under your top to the furthest point from the house, better/easier still if there's a shed or tree to hide behind. Blame it on the dog when you return and the whole thing is gone. Besides you can always make more.
Taste and texture are the most important things for us in a brownie and this got A+++ !! From the neighbours too who got to try it, when after raving about the new brownies I'd made I stupidly said you must try some. I had to give some up... We must learn from my mistakes... Sod instilling in the kids that sharing is a good thing.


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