The first time I tasted these wonderfully gooey brownies was at my friend Becky’s new house. Her mother had brought them when she came to help with the move and – as I found out – she was a wonderful baker. It took me a little bit of effort (ok, begging) but I finally managed to get the recipe out of her. As she was rather well off, I expected that it would be quite expensive to make, but would be great for a special treat. So imagine my surprise when I saw that she was using value / basic ingredients!
She has unfortunately passed away now but her daughter gave me permission to post it. So, a big thank you to Becky and her lovely mum Margaret.
- 125g butter
- 100g dark chocolate
- 300g value / basic marmalade (any cheap marmalade will do as long as it has bits)
- 150g sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 eggs
- 150g flour
- Icing sugar (optional)
- 20cm cake tin – either square or round, buttered
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F / gas mark 4.
- Break the chocolate into pieces
- Melt the butter in a pan or in the microwave
- Beat the eggs with a whisk (if you don’t have a whisk, a fork will do)
- Add the chocolate to the melted butter and stir thoroughly
- Add the marmalade, sugar, salt and beaten eggs. Stir to mix.
- Stir in the flour.
- Pour into the buttered tin and bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
- Dust with icing sugar (optional)