I'd planned to meet up with a friend who is a bit obsessed with After Eight chocolates, so when I saw this recipe for After Eight Brownies on Nelly's Cupcakes, I had to give it a go and take her a box to go with her presents.
The recipe is so easy:
- I melted 400g of dark chocolate with 400g butter over a low heat, and whisked up 6 eggs with 500g sugar whilst it melted. I also weighed out 230g flour, 2tsp baking powder and 1tsp salt, to be added last.
- I mixed the sugar and eggs into the pan, and then added the pan of mix to the flour mixture and stirred it in.
- I poured half of the mix into a foil-lined tray, laid a packet of After Eight mints over the top and then covered them with the rest of the mixture. I cooked the brownies for about 25mins at 180C and they came out a little crispy on the bottom and still chewy, just-about-set in the middle.
My Christmas Eve has been full of carol singing, visiting friends and delivering presents. I am still feeling so ill, I really wish this was all over and I could just go and curl up in a dark room where the pains in my head and my stomach wouldn't be so bad.