Triple Chocolate Brownies from Ireland AM

Triple Chocolate Brownies

They say that chocolate is a natural stimulant. After tasting these brownies you will see that that is most definitely true. Body and soul will become stimulated.

7oz/200g dark chocolate
7oz/200g butter-chopped into pieces
4 large eggs
8oz/225g demerara sugar
3 ½ oz/100g self raising flour
3oz/75g roughly chopped hazelnuts/walnuts
3oz/75g white chocolate-chopped into pieces
3oz/75g plain chocolate-chopped into pieces

Topping:
5oz/150g dark chocolate
4floz/110ml pouring cream

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4
Grease and line a 11×7 cake tin.
Melt the dark chocolate and butter together in a bowl set over simmering water.
Beat the eggs and the sugar together until light and fluffy.
Fold in the melted chocolate and mix well.
Sieve the self raising flour and gently fold it into the chocolate and egg mixture.
Fold in the chopped chocolate and hazelnuts with the flour and mix well.
Do not over mix as the air will be knocked out of the mixture.

Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and cook for 35-40 minutes until the centre of the cake feels firm on the surface but with an element of softness underneath.

To make the top boil the cream and chocolate together until combined.
Allow to cool

Allow the brownie to cool slightly in the tin and then after a few minutes remove from the tin and spread with the icing. Drizzle then with some melted white chocolate.

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