Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

The house has had a chocolate drought for a little while so I rectified it yesterday when I was in town. A little bit of good chocolate is a good thing... I hope. I don't think chocolate requires much any value adding but I did want to make some brownies. Last week I was tempted by the River Cottage beetroot brownies but alas my beetroot were too small and besides, I didn't have the necessary choclate. This morning I thought why not pumpkin brownies instead? The verdict, moist and moreish. I am farming alone today so I have had to do my own taste testing and believe me, it was no hardship. The recipe for anyone who might be interested. 

 Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

125 grams butter
200 grams dark chocolate
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 and 1/4 cup plain flour
150 grams grated pumpkin

Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper.
Stir butter and chocolate over a low heat in saucepan until smooth. Cool slightly.
Place the dry ingredients and pumpkin in a bowl and stir to coat the pumpkin in the flour mixture. Add the chocolate mixture and stir until combined then add the slightly beaten eggs.
Spread into the baking tin.
Bake for 35 minutes.

Not  a health conscious recipe (even with the pumpkin) but it does do the soul some good to have a small  slice of decadence sometimes.A little goes a long way or not depending on the appetite of course.



Spencer said...

I love chocolate brownies and I love pumpkin scones but I have never had a a chocolate pumpkin brownie before. It sounds awesome!

Kirsten said...

Mmm, this looks good. I have been obsessig over perfecting my chocolate zucchini brownie recipe ever since zucchini glut time (ie about 6 or 8 weeks ago now!), but it's obviously time to move on to pumpkin! :)

Kirsten said...

Oh, I meant to say, I just popped over form your listing on the Sustainable Suburbia Linky Lists, but I couldn't find a link back. Let me know if you need help getting the link or button into your sidebar.


Lisa said...

Wow, what an idea!

Kim said...

I can't believe I missed this post!! I have chocolate and I have pumpkins! Can't wait to try this recipe. I have always felt that chocolate and vegetables should go together as one of the major food groups.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Yum Yum, I'll have to try this one Tracy.... Thanks for sharing