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chocolate date brownies

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Prep: 35 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

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More effort


makes12 brownies

these indulgent chocolate brownies are delicious with some cold vanilla ice cream this recipe makes 12 brownies enjoy

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  • 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


  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.

  2. in a medium saucepan gently heat the butter with the sugar until the butter is melted stir with a wooden spoon

  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

  4. meanwhile in a small mixing bowl mix the flour and salt then leave aside

  5. in a small jug or bowl beat the eggs and vanilla essence together with a fork then add it to the chocolate mixture

  6. chop the dates and then add to the chocolate mixture

  7. add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and beat until smooth

  8. pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 30 mins until the brownies have shrunk away from the sides

  9. leave to cool in baking tray and then cut into slices enjoy!

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6th Jul, 2016
No sugar included in the ingredients list - but it is included in the method - hence a totally useless recipe
3rd Oct, 2013
this recipe was by edward brown aged 9 enjoy
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