Last week, Megan decided that she wanted to make brownies and since we were heading out to the supermarket anyway, I agreed to let her get the ingredients for her brownies. When we got back she set to making the brownies and did a pretty good job of managing by herself for the most part. After they were cooked and cooled she turned her brownies into Minecraft dirt blocks and though they didn’t turn out quite how she wanted them, I was still really proud of her!
100g unsalted butter
175g caster sugar
75g dark muscovado sugar
125g dark chocolate
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp chocolate or vanilla extract
100g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
This makes approximately 9 large squares in a 20cm shallow square cake tin.
1) Pre-heat oven to 180/Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease baking tin and line with baking paper.
2) Place the butter, both sugars, dark chocolate (broken up) and golden syrup into a pan and heat through gently until all melted and combined. Leave to cool.
3) Beat together the eggs and flavouring and then add to the chocolate mixture once cooled.
4) Sieve together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, before folding carefully into the chocolate mixture.
5) Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes. The cake will begin to pull away from the sides of the tin and the top will be crisp, but the inside of the cake should still be quite stodgy and soft to the touch.
6) Leave the cake to cool completely before removing from the tin and then cut into squares and serve.
Megan obviously cut out cake into bite size pieces as she wanted them to represent Minecraft blocks. After she’d cut them up she mixed some icing sugar with green food colouring to make and icing and dribbled it over the top of some.
Once she was done, she placed the blocks in a certain patter and then made the same look on her Minecraft game to represent her brownie blocks. I think she did a fab job, especially as she’s not much of a baker!