Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Coffee & Walnut Chocolate Brownie

These coffee & walnut brownies are soft, squidgy and punctuated with healthy walnuts.  The classic flavour combination is teamed with lots of delicious chocolate in this brownie recipe.  They're the perfect bake when time is limited and the comfort of chocolate is needed.

How to make Coffee and walnut chocolate brownies, a quite and easy bake


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What's a girl to do when time is of a premium but a therapeutic baking session is needed?  Make brownies of course!

These past few days have been quite a challenge.  Though, to be honest, the challenge has been worse for our feline Furbaby.  Living with a chronic bowel disease he is restricted to a special biscuit diet which is far from exciting, but these past few days he's also suffered with a mouth ulcer.  Of course eating biscuits is the last thing he wants to do with a sore mouth!  He's been to the vets everyday since Friday, twice on Sunday, and today is the first day he's not got a visit planned.  Or at least that's the plan, 🤞.  He's no doubt learning the route to the vets!

It's been an emotional weekend to say the least.  Anti-inflammatory and pain killers have had far from the desired effect!  He's our baby and to see him so poorly and loosing weight breaks our hearts.  Very happily over the past day or so he's steadily improved and is almost like his usual cute, mischievous and loving self 😊.

Our feline friend, a Ragdoll, a few months ago

With Furbaby feeling more like his usual self, it's meant that I've been able to get the kitchen scales, flour, and eggs out from the cupboard and rustle up a quick therapeutic bake!  What better quick bake is there than a chocolate brownie.  They're quick, easy and we all know how amazing that squidgy fudgey chocolate bake is to eat!

Coffee and walnut chocolate brownie recipe, packed with healthy walnuts and oodles of delicious chocolate

These coffee & walnut brownies may not scream of summer like our Strawberry & Basil Upside-Down Cake or these Raspberry & White Chocolate Tarts but they're perfect when you're in need of a good chocolate fix!

These brownies are packed with both dark and milk chocolate.  And when I say packed, there's 200g of the wonderful stuff in these beauties, perfect if you're in need of a chocolate hug!  Of course if you prefer you're brownies a little darker and richer than feel free to replace the milk chocolate with more dark chocolate.  The brownies, with their paper thin crust, are punctuated with healthy walnuts which introduces a wonderful contrast of texture.




So, here's how to make Coffee & Walnut Brownies






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Coffee & Walnut Chocolate Brownie
These coffee & walnut brownies are soft, squidgy and punctuated with healthy walnuts.  The classic flavour combination is teamed with lots of delicious chocolate in this brownie recipe.  They're the perfect bake when time is limited and the comfort of chocolate is needed.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Yield: 9 slices

Specific Equipment:
    1 x Brownie Tin measuring 20cm x 20cm
Ingredients
  • 4 tsp Coffee Granules (we used Douwe Egberts Pure Indulgence)
  • 3 tbsp Boiling Water
  • 200g Butter, unsalted + a little extra for preparing the brownie tin
  • 100g Plain Chocolate, broken up
  • 100g Milk Chocolate, broken up
  • 3 Eggs + 1 Egg Yolk
  • 100g Golden Caster Sugar
  • 175g Light Muscavado Sugar
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 70g Walnut Halves, quartered

Method
1. Pre-heat the oven to 160c / 140 Fan / Gas 32. Prepare the brownie tin. Grease and fully line the brownie tin with greaseproof paper, ensuring there is excess paper beyond the edge of the tin to aid the removal of the brownie once cooked.3. Melt the butter and chocolate. Cube the butter and place into the bowl with the broken chocolate. Set the bowl over a pan containing some water. Ensure the base of the bowl doesn't touch the water in the pan. Place the pan on the hob over a low heat. Allow the butter and chocolate to slowly melt, stirring periodically with a spatula. Once the mixture has completely melted remove the bowl from the pan. Sit the bowl on a clean cloth / kitchen roll to dry the underside.  Allow the melted chocolate to cool for a few minutes.4. Meanwhile prepare the coffee. Spoon the coffee granules into a cup and add the boiling water straight from the kettle. Stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.5. Mix the eggs and sugar. Place the sugar and eggs (including the extra egg yolk) into a large mixing bowl. Use a balloon whisk to mix until well combined. 6. Combine the two mixture. Pour the melted chocolate and butter mixture onto the combined eggs and sugar.  Mix together well.7. Finish the brownie batter. Add the prepared coffee and mix well. Sieve the flour into the bowl and fold it in with a spatula. Add most of the walnuts to the batter and mix until just combined. 8. Fill the brownie tin. Pour the batter into the prepared brownie tin. Scatter over the reserved walnuts.9. Bake. Place the brownie tin in the centre of the oven and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. You may need to rotate the tin after about 25 minutes of baking. 10. Cool. Pour some water into the base of a large roasting tin. You're aiming for it to be about 1 - 2cm deep. Remove the cooked brownie from the oven and sit the brownie tin (containing the brownie) into the tray carefully so as to avoid splashing the brownie.11. Slice. Once fully cooled use the excess greaseproof paper to lift the brownie from the tin and sit it on a board. Slice into 9 equal pieces. Use a pallet knife to remove the slices from the greaseproof paper.12. Enjoy!
Notes: a)  It's key to avoid over baking the brownie.  Removing it too soon will result in it being too soft, though over baking it will create something more cake like.  When ready it will no longer wobble in the centre, though an inserted skewer will still hold some moist crumbs.  b)  Cooling the brownie in the water bath (step 10) will stop the cooking process giving you a softer brownie c) Store in an airtight container in the fridge.  d)  Allow the brownies to come back to room temperature before enjoying any slices which have been chilled.  e)  Brownies are best eaten the day after baking. e)  If you enjoy richer brownies substitute the milk chocolate for more plain chocolate.













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How to make coffee and walnut chocolate brownies, packed with healthy walnuts and oodles of chocolate.  They're the perfect quick bake when time is limited





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34 comments:

  1. Brownies are the ultimate comfort food and I do hope your little furbaby's feeling better now. I love how super super fudgy these ones look! I think I'd be hiding them from everyone else in the house they look so good!

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    1. Thankyou Corina, he's seeming to be feeling a lot better this morning, he's curled up at my side right now which he hasn't done for a number of days (though it didn't help when the weather was sooo incredibly hot either!) They are super fudgey aren't they, but that's what a brownie is all about isn't it.
      Thanks for you lovely comment Corina,
      Angela x

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  2. And thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice x

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    1. No thankyou, it's a great linky Corina :-)
      Angela x

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  3. Poor little Furbaby - and poor you. Sounds like you've both had an awful week. Glad to hear he's now on the mend. And totally agree with the therapeutic powers of brownies :-D I've often made brownies with walnuts, and often made coffee and walnut cakes/cupcakes...but never thought of making coffee and walnut cupcakes - LOVELY idea!! May have to try that out next time I bake :-D Eb x

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    1. Ooh yes, I can completely recomend trying coffee & walnut in brownies Eb! The few pieces that we shared were completely gobbled up too!
      Furbaby's doing much better, touchwood, thankyou. He did have a few more poor days but seems to be steadily improving :-D, though I must say it is very much like a rollercoaster with him!
      Thanks for your lovely comments Eb,
      Angela

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  4. Your brownies look gorgeously moist and chocolatey! I'm glad your cat is feeling better too! Thanks for linking up to #TreatPetite

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    1. Thankyou Kat, we love our brownies nice and soft and chocolatey - I think that's the best things about them :-D
      Angela x

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  5. Brownies are the best bet when you don't have time for elaborate desserts.. Love the kick of coffee in there 😋😍 I hope your fur baby is fine and up with his mischief soon :) Take care!

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    1. Thankyou Deepika :-) Furbaby is doing much better and was even trying to trip us up yesterday - one of his little pieces of mischief!
      Brownies are great aren't they - they taste great and don't take long to much up either! Win-win!
      Angela x

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  6. Awww, poor boy. I'm glad he is better now. The brownies look yummy, yummy, yummy.

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    1. Thankyou Anca, thankfully he's starting to feel a lot better these past couple of days :-)
      Hahaha, they were very yummy yummy yummy :-)
      Angela x

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  7. Ive said it before but Im now thinking I might have to stop myself from seeing your posts. So many seriously yummy recipes and these well Yes please.

    Glad Furbaby is on the mend. I have two adorable young cats Treacle and Nutmeg and I would hate to see them unwell. Nutmeg in particular is tiny anyway. So I know how you must feel.

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    1. Hahaha, I'll take that as a huge compliment coming from you Jacqui, it's so lovely of you to say :-)
      Yeah, it's not much fun at all when he's poorly, as anybody who is an animal lover will understand. They become so much part of the family don't they. But because they can't actually tell us where they feel sore or poorly etc, it seems so much more difficult. Thankfully, despite another little dip a few days ago, he's now seeming to be feeling much better!
      Thankyou for your lovely comments Jacqui,
      Angela x

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  8. These brownies look so amazing! The combination of coffee and walnut is fabulous and together with the chocolate it's even better. Glad to hear the cat is doing better:) Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with #CookBlogShare!

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    1. Aw thankyou, they have certainly been a winner here Monika, and yes Furbaby is feeling much better thankyou (touchwood) ;-)
      Angela x

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  9. These look great - do they taste like a squashy coffee and walnut cake with a chocolate backdrop? #CookBlogShare!

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    1. Thankyou so much :-) I have to admit that I have never had a coffee & walnut cake! I know, I shall have to make amends! The best way I can describe them is to say that they are beautifully dense (so not light and fluffy like a cake), with a rich chocolate flavour. The coffee definitely is noticeable and the walnuts give a lovely contrast of texture.
      Angela x

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  10. Wow Angela what a fantastic flavour combination! I love coffee and walnut but with the addition of chocolate too, perfect! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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  11. I love chocolate and coffee combination so these brownies look so tempting. Hope Furbaby is doing well. We're just visiting our son and his cat Pumpkin is sick... its heartbreaking to see her like that. She's on medication and eating a bit. So fully understand what you've been through.

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    1. Thankyou Mayuri, they were very tempting and incredibly moreish too :-) Those we shared them with completely loved them too.
      Aw I'm sorry to hear Pumpkin is feeling poorly too. It's not easy when they're ill is it, I hope she starts feeling better soon Mayuri :-)
      Angela x

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  12. Gosh that brownie looks tempting. Exactly the texture I like my brownies to be and with walnuts too? Yes please!

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    1. Aw thankyou Kate, we love our brownies soft and squidgey - that's what makes them a brownies isn't it :-D
      Angela x

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  13. Thank you very much for sharing the recipe that is pretty yummy and looks like delicious. I will for sure, try to make this at my home.

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    1. Aw thankyou emm, I hope you enjoy it as much as we and our friends did :-) Do let me know how you get on with it,
      Angela x

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  14. Poor Furbaby. I hope he continues on the road to recovery not least so you can continue to create such amazing bakes!

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    1. Thankyou Mandy, he's doing much better these past couple of days, and ate really well yesterday which was lovely to see :-) Hahaha, yeah i've really started to miss making some of my bakes. I'm hoping he's well enough for me to have a good bake tomorrow :-D
      Angela xx

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  15. wowzer, these look fudgy amazing. I've made some brownies recently too, but mine are pierced with tayberry fruit rather than nuts.

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    1. Thankyou Shaheen :-) Ooh they sound amazing I shall have to pop round for a read, I love the idea of including fruit in them,
      Angela x

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  16. These look really delicious, I love walnuts in brownies.

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    1. Thankyou Kate, they give a lovely contrast of texture don't they :-)
      Angela x

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  17. Wow! I love coffee and brownies - these sound perfect to me! Thanks for sharing!

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