Quick, I need chocolate!

Chocolate cherry and hazelnut brownies

The problem with going back to work is that I never seem to get a chance to eat at the right times during the day so I get home and I’m absolutely ravenous!  I can just about deal with feeding my little family by sticking to my menu planning but I’m not great at planning puddings.  We’re not a big pudding family, I prefer savoury at dinner time and my husband and Baby B are quite happy with a yogurt, but sometimes we just fancy a change.  These cooked in the time it took to do bedtime for Baby B.  There was actually far more than this when I made them, but they disappeared rather quickly as you can see in the photo!

You will need:

150g butter, 50g cocoa powder, 150g soft brown sugar, 2 eggs, 50g self-raising flour, 40g chopped hazelnuts and 40g chopped glace cherries.

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease and line a 18cm square cake tin.  Cream together the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs one at a time.  Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix to form a smooth batter.  Add the hazelnuts and cherries and fold in gently.  Pour into the prepared cake tin.  Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.  Best enjoyed warm…. well they don’t actually last much longer in our house!

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