With Mothering Sunday coming up, we thought we’d hop on here and treat you to a special exclusive. The shops and convenient stores are full of colourful bouquets and doting cards; television adverts are incessantly badgering you to order gifts or plan something extraordinary for a lockdown Mother’s Day she’ll never forget……
We might not be open next Sunday for cake & coffee or evening takeout BUT…we hope this will make up for it. We’re letting you all in on the recipe for our exquisite, signature ‘Triple Chocolate Brownies‘!!!).
Whether it’s to cook up a batch in advance for her to enjoy, or to bake with your mum for a bit of fun on the day, OR even just for you to dabble in at your leisure, we’re certain you’ll make use of it!
‘LIBBY’S TRIPLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE RECIPE’ :
- 380g dark chocolate [chopped]
- 300g chocolate chips [mix of dark, milk and white]
- 380g unsalted butter
- 6 eggs
- 400g caster sugar
- 210g plain flour
- 105g cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Step 1: Heat the oven to 180°C. Line a 9×13 inch baking tin with non-stick baking paper
Step 2: Place the chopped dark chocolate and unsalted butter in a bowl. Sit it over a saucepan with simmering water. Melt completely to get a shiny, glossy mixture.
Step 3: Place the eggs and sugar in a mixer with a whisk attachment. Whisk on a high speed for 7 minutes, until thick, pale and airy (a milkshake texture).
Step 4: Gently, using a spatula, fold in the melted chocolate/butter mixture.
Step 5: Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and salt – folding in gently. Finally, add the chocolate chips!
Step 6: Pour mixture into the tin and place in the oven for 25 minutes. Sides should be puffed and just beginning to come away from the tin. The centre will have just started to set, and still soft to touch! The brownie should have a thin, shiny crust. (NB: the skewer never comes out clean)
Step 7: Cool completely, and slice. Melt a handful of your favourite chocolate and drizzle on top!
For most of us, Mother’s Day is a special time when we can be thankful for our mum’s or any mother figures in our life. It’s a time we can cherish, as up and down the country, millions of families try their hand at breakfast in bed or homemade brunches and Sunday roasts.
However, this year more than ever, it is important for us all to remember that for many, Mothering Sunday is going to be an overwhelmingly sad occasion. Countless people have not seen their parents in months due to lockdown. Daughters and sons have lost their mothers and fathers, not just to Covid-19 but as a result of this pandemic, have been hindered in saying proper goodbyes.
We need to reflect and remember these people on Sunday, when we’re caught up in celebrating our amazing mums and all they do for us! Let’s honour every single one of them this Mother’s Day.
So, raise your glass…(or your brownie).