It’s bake off time and I need cake 🙂
I love The Great British Bake Off. I’ve never missed a series, and I love that the format has never changed (but I was so sad when it went from the BBC and we lost Mary Berry as a judge). I like Pru, but Mary is my Queen! I always make sure that I have something sweet in hand whilst I’m watching GBB as the cravings hit hard! I usually have an idea who is going to win, although I’m not sure this year. What do you think?
This recipe is Jamie Oliver’s, although I add more cherries than he does as I like loads of them. His recipes also calls for Pecans, however my husband isn’t a fan so they didn’t go in.
Let me know how it goes for you.
Love, Natalie x
130 g butter
150 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
75 g cherries
225 g caster sugar
55 g cocoa powder
75 g plain flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
3 large free-range eggs
50 g milk or dark chocolate , optional
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas 4. Line a 20cm square baking tin (or the equivalent) with greaseproof paper.
- Melt the butter and dark chocolate in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water).
- Destone the cherries and roughly chop them. Stir into the melted chocolate, then take off the heat.
- In another bowl, add the sugar, then sift in the cocoa powder, flour and baking powder. Add to the melted chocolate mixture and stir till well combined.
- Beat the eggs and mix in. Roughly chop and stir through the milk or dark chocolate (if using).
- Transfer the mixture to the tin, then bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. You want them a little gooey in the middle.
- Remove from the oven and cool in the tray, before cutting into squares.