Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Fudgy Coconut Brownies

The cake tin has been empty since yesterday; hubby ate the last of the Fruit Tea Loaf. Time to replenish! I was flicking through this month’s Good Food Magazine and came across these Fudgy Coconut Brownies which immediately caught my eye and had my mouth watering. My all time favourite brownies are the Snow-Flecked Brownies by Nigella Lawson and after baking these today I have to say they come a close second. These dense, fudgy and gooey brownies also deliver a chewy consistency when you meet the flecks of coconut scattered through-out. Perfect midnight feast treat, a la Nigella.


Fudgy Coconut Brownies

Ingredients
100g cocoa
250g butter
500g golden caster sugar (I used light brown sugar)
4 eggs, beaten
100g self-raising flour
100g dessicated coconut
icing sugar, to dust (optional)

Heat the oven to 180oC/fan 160oC/gas 4. Line the base of a 21cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the cocoa, butter and sugar in your largest saucepan and gently melt, stirring so the mixture doesn't catch. When the cocoa mixture is metled and combined, cool slightly, then stir in the eggs, little by little, followed by the flour and cocoa.

Tip into the tin and bake for 45 mins on a middle shelf - check after 30 mins and cover with another piece of baking parchment if the crust is browning too much. Cool in the tin, then carefully lift out and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar.

Recipe source from Good Food Magazine ~April 2010

20 comments:

Chele said...

They look great and certainly wouldn't last for long in my house! Nigella's Snow Flecked Brownies are my faves too but your recomendation may help push me to try this recipe too hehehe

J said...

I've been hanging my nose over this recipe too - I'm very pleased to read that you've already tried it and can recommend it's yumminess.

Petit Filoux said...

Yum can you send one of those through the post, special super fast delivery??!! Looks delicious! Haven't looked at my copy of Good Food yet, will have to keep an eye out for it! x

Jacqueline said...

I copied this down right away! I will make them as soon as I replenish my stock of cocoa. I finished it making cookies yesterday. These look so good, I just can't wait! It is just as well I am breastfeeding and using more calories than usual or I would be the size of a house!

Happy Cook said...

Wowo this is one of the best brownies i have ever seen. So so moist looking.

Beth said...

I'd like one of those right now

Cara said...

I love the addition of coconut! My favorite brownies are also by Nigella: her flourless brownies made with almond meal are to die for.

Sarah said...

I will definately be making these!
Thanks for sharing :-)

Lucie said...

These look outrageously good Maria! Stunning! Thanks for the tip off! Lucie x

Heather said...

I'm going to make these too - I made the Snow Flecked Brownies and so far they are No. 1 Brownie - lets see if they get topped by these.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

swoon swoon swoon! Do you ship to Devon ;0)

Choclette said...

These certainly look dense, rich and fudgy and I like the coconut touch.

Ruth Elkin said...

Love the look of these Maria - i think i need a chocolate fix!

Suelle said...

I loved the look of these so much, that I made them my next baking project. They are as good as you say, Maria. I no longer buy the magazine, so thanks for highlighting the recipe.

Maria♥ said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments.

Suelle, I'm so glad you made them and they were a hit. Always happy to share recipes!

Maria
x

Nickki said...

They look gorgeous Maria, you know I love a good brownie recipe! I love the sound of adding coconut. I have the recipe written in my journal, will be making very soon! :-)

Hayley said...

I'd never have thought to use coconut in brownies! They look absolutely delicious though xxx

Melly said...

Made these today and they are just delightful! x

Sarah said...

I made them and gave some to my mum for Mother's Day. This has to be my favourite brownie recipe so far - perfect consistency and really chocolatey (I used hald white sugar and half dark brown sugar) xxx

Anonymous said...

I made these to take into work today - they were completely dellicious and loved by all who tried them... next time I will do in a larger tin though - a 20cm tin made very deep brownies...