Ingredients 275g/10oz dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) (or plain / milk if you want them sweeter) 275g/10oz unsalted butter 175g/6oz plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 325g/12oz caster sugar pecans, chocolate chunks, marshmallows, oreos.. anything you want in the brownies!
Equipment: Saucepan, bowl, large mixing bowl, sieve, rectangular baking tray - approx: 30cm by 15cm. greaseproof paper.
For the decoration: Gingerbread or cookie pieces, writing icing, oreos, pocky (mikado)
Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas3. Line tin with lightly buttered greaseproof paper or foil. Put the plain chocolate and butter in a large bowl, place over a pan of simmering water and allow to melt. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Fold in the flour, nuts and treats.
Put in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes until the top is firm and the middle is still squishy.