I’ve been quite famous among my friends for baking great brownies for a while so I was interested in how the Hummingbird version would taste in comparison to mine. I also thought it was about time that I started baking the biscuits and bars etc so I went out, bought me a new baking tin (any excuse!) and started on the recipe.
This recipe is different from all the others because you don’t whisk anything. The chocolate and butter are put over a simmering pot of water and melted. The sugar is then stired in, followed by the flour and finally the eggs.
When stirring, I’d probably suggest folding the mixture rather than stirring. Using a spatula, you gently ‘fold’ half of the batter onto the ingredient you just added. You work in a figure eight motion and work your arm more than you work your hand. If you still didn’t get that then youtube it, there are plenty of examples of how to fold.
The tin went into the oven for 35minutes and came out smelling moorish. Once cooled, they were cut into squares, split in half and taken to two different people as an ‘aren’t you a brilliant friend’ present.
I had a sneaky little taste before delivering the brownies and they tasted amazing; I could even say they were on par if not better than mine. There was a mixed reaction as to which brownie recipe was better. These are definately a good recipe to try, especially fresh from the oven with a bit of icecream.