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Tarte Au Brownies

09 November 2013

I fancied making some brownies today, but I also had some leftover pastry so I thought okay, let's makeshift this. This is where our love story begins...

I've become a little bit obsessed with ready-to-roll pastry and putting things in it, and the idea of a soft brownie in a hard shell felt very satisfying. The result, which you can see above, was, frankly, amazing... thank God it's Fatterday for me. Here's how you can make your own...

You Will Need:

- 100g butter
- 100g chocolate (milk or dark, even white, whatever tickles your pickle)
- 200g caster sugar
- 100g flour
- 1 egg

(You can add choc chips or something if you want to, I didn't have any and it was raining...)

Let's do this!

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees (Celcius) - you'll only kick yourself when you're stuck waiting for it later on...

2. Melt the butter and chocolate together. The chocolate (and bowl) I used was microwave-friendly so it took about 45 seconds, but otherwise put them in a glass bowl over a boiling pan of water and stir.

3. Add in the caster sugar and flour and mix thoroughly, then add the egg and mix for a good minute and make sure you check all of the egg white is mixed in, as I nearly didn't do.

4. Grease a flan dish, or whatever you're using, and then line with the pastry. If you're making the pastry from scratch, roll it to about 1/2cm thick.

5. Then add your mixture in so the dish/dishes are about 2/3 full. I filled mine slightly too much, it could've been slightly catastrophic.

6. Plop them in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Make sure the pastry is a golden brown, and try the knife test with the brownie part (stick a knife in, if it comes out pretty dirty they're not done yet)

7. Leave them/it to cool for half an hour, or 15 minutes if you want to eat it warm-ish. Then nom away...

(By the way, the middle might sink a little, please don't be too disappointed)

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