I used to bake these snowflecked brownies courtesy of Nigella a lot before, pre-blog, and somehow I thought of them again and made it for my brunch between Christmas and New Year. That made me realise what a great recipe this is! A lot of recipes I used to love before the blog are now disappointing, but this is definitely not one of them. These brownies have begun a revival in my kitchen; I’m planning on making them for the office this month and probably some dinner parties too.
The texture is absolutely wonderful; moist and dense, but in a good way, speckled with white chocolate. What’s not to like?!
Nigella’s snowflecked brownies, makes 20 pieces
Adapted from the recipe in Feast by Nigella Lawson
375 g salted butter
375 g dark high quality chocolate
350 g caster sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
225 g plain flour
1 tsp salt
250 g roughly chopped white chocolate
Icing sugar for serving
Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Line a baking tin measuring 33 x 23 cm with baking parchment. Melt butter and dark chocolate in a large heavy pan on low heat. Leave to cool. Beat eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and the chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour and salt. Add the white chocolate and pour the batter into the tin. Bake for 25 minutes. The top layer should be pale with a dark still moist layer underneath. Leave to cool and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar and serve. They freeze well.