I made these brownies for one of my friends who has just joined the ‘2 boy club’. She is the sixth of my ante-natal friends have had a second boy and another is due her second early next year. Truly there must be something in the Bristol water. Anyway, it has now become something of a tradition that I make brownies for new babies, and whilst making the same recipe over and over again wouldn’t I’m sure be in issue for the recipients, it would leave me with less to blog about. Hence this slight variation on the theme; essentially a chocolate bar in brownie form.
Normally I use Nigel Slater’s recipe for brownies, but I was looking for an excuse to try out the GÜ Chocolate Cookbook I bought some time ago. I have adapted it a little – the original is called Macadamia Nut Brownies – but I don’t think it suffers from the alterations. In fact, the raisins probably count as one of your five-a-day (if you ate the whole thing). And it’s super easy to make as it doesn’t require a mixer of food processor, so even someone struggling with endless feeding and sleep deprivation could potentially attempt it. Or possibly their husband.