• half a cup of chopped dates
  • 100g of butter/ 4oz
  • 150 grams of plain semi sweet chocolate drops / 60 oz
  • 75g of self raising flour / 30 oz
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence


  • STEP 1
    Heat the oven to 175C / 325F. butter a 17 cm x 27 tin the sides should not be lower than 3 and a half cm.
  • STEP 2
    in a medium saucepan gently heat the butter with the sugar until the butter is melted stir with a wooden spoon
  • STEP 3
    remove the saucepan from the heat on to a pan stand and add the chocolate drops stir until the chocolate drops have melted into the butter and sugar mixture then leave it to cool for a few minutes
  • STEP 4
    meanwhile in a small mixing bowl mix the flour and salt then leave aside
  • STEP 5
    in a small jug or bowl beat the eggs and vanilla essence together with a fork then add it to the chocolate mixture
  • STEP 6
    chop the dates and then add to the chocolate mixture
  • STEP 7
    add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and beat until smooth
  • STEP 8
    pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 30 mins until the brownies have shrunk away from the sides
  • STEP 9
    leave to cool in baking tray and then cut into slices enjoy!

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