Fudgy coconut brownies

With all the hectic Christmas baking that’s taking place at the minute, I needed something quick, easy and chocolatey to feed the friendly pony.

He hasn’t been best pleased, seeing me make biscuits, truffles and cakes to be given away as gifts, rather than eaten by him, so I wanted to make something that he could have all to himself.

Enter these fudgy coconut brownies, from the BBC Good Food site.

I’ve had them bookmarked for a while, but never got round to making them – I’m always seduced by more complex looking recipes!

More fool me, as these were great – thick, dense, chocolatey and definitely fudgy, with the coconut adding a subtle flavour and also some chewiness to the texture.

You’d never guess that they were made with cocoa rather than melted chocolate – a definitely winner!

Fudgy coconut brownies (from BBC Good Food):

Makes 16 squares

  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 250g butter
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 100g desiccated coconut
  • 100g self raising flour

Grease and line an 8×8″ square tin. Put the butter, cocoa and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until melted – keep stirring so it doesn’t stick on the bottom. When the butter has melted and sugar dissolved, beat in the eggs one at a time, then fold in the coconut and self raising flour. Pour the mixture into the tin, then bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes – the top should crisp up and a skewer should come out with damp crumbs. Leave to cool, then cut into squares and serve.

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