I made these brownies over the weekend and they went down a treat! Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get any decent photos of them before they were almost all gone! As you can see from the photo below, they were crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside!

Gooey Triple Chocolate Brownies

You will need
– 20cm square baking tin
– Baking parchment 
– Large bowl
– Medium bowl
– Small bowl
– Electric whisk (a hand whisk will do but it’s hard work!)
– Large saucepan or a microwave
– Chopping board
– Sharp knife
– 185g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
– 3 large eggs
– 275g golden caster sugar
– 85g plain flour
– 40g cocoa powder
– 185g dark chocolate
– 80g white chocolate
– 80g milk chocolate
1. Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and, along with the butter, place into the medium bowl.
2. Half fill the saucepan with water and rest the bowl on top. Place the saucepan on the hob, on a medium heat so the contents of the bowl can melt. Stir them occasionally. Once the butter and the chocolate have melted, take the pan off the heat and allow the contents to cool.
3. Using the chopping board, chop the milk and white chocolate into small pieces and set aside.
4. Preheat the oven at 160C or gas mark 4 and line the baking tin with the baking parchment, or grease with butter.
5. Place the flour and the cocoa butter into the small bowl and set aside.
6. Place the three eggs and the caster sugar into a large bowl. Using the whisk, whisk the contents until they are thick and creamy and form soft peaks. This will take between 3 and 8 minutes if you are using an electric mixer and even longer if you are doing it by hand.
7. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture in the medium bowl into the eggy mixture in the large bowl. Gently fold the mixture using figure of eight movements until it is all one colour. Try not to knock out any of the air that you put in in step 6.
8. Using the same figure of eight movements, carefully mix in the flour and cocoa from the small bowl.
9. When the ingredients are all mixed together, add the chunks of milk and white chocolate to the mixture.
10. Pour the mixture into the pre-prepared tin and put on the middle shelf of the oven for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, gently shake the tin. If the mixture wobbles in the middle, put it back in for another 5 minutes.
11. Leave the brownies to cool until they are completely cold, then cut into squares or triangles.

My boyfriend, Mark came back on Thursday and I hadn’t seen him for six weeks due to us both going home at different times. We decided that Friday night would be Date Night. We started off in Buddys Diner which is a lovely America themed diner, here in Winchester. I had Idaho Loaded Skins to start which were delicious and Mark had Garlic Mushrooms. I then had a BBQ Chicken wrap and fries while Mark had a T Bird burger (which is a burger topped with salsa and chillies) with onion rings. We washed these down with cream soda and a coke. I definitely recommend going to Buddys if you’re ever in Winchester. The atmosphere is great and the food is so tasty!
We then went a couple of doors down to Plain & Fancy, which is a cocktail bar where we were joined by our friends Charlotte and James. I had a Candyfloss (which is made with real candyfloss!) and a Chocolate Mojito. There’s nothing like a good cocktail!
We then moved on to our favourite pub, The Black Boy. The best thing about this pub is the weird and wonderful decorations! We were sat next to a real stuffed polar bear head and an aga. Along a shelf which was behind us were jars which contained a pickled snake, a pickled seahorse and a pickled squid. There are so many stuffed animals in there, my favourite is the baboon wearing a kilt! All the tables are different too, it’s a lovely quirky pub and is right by the river so the walk to it is really nice. 
I hope you all had a good Friday night too!

Today is my last day off until the 21st! I fell asleep after Waterloo Road last night and woke up at around 10 this morning so I had 13 hours sleep! I decided to be productive, seeing as I feel bad about wasting my coach tickets to London so I’ve been tidying the kitchen and I attempted a run. The run didn’t go very well as I got beeped at by a perv on a motorbike and had builders saying things to me as I went past, so I did a mile and went home. Probably the best thing I did today though, was make cookies! These cookies always go down a  treat when I make them, they usually disappear in a couple of hours. As everyone seems to like them, I decided to share the recipe with you! The measurements are all in cups which is American but you can pick up some measuring cups anywhere nowadays. I got mine from TK Maxx but I’ve seen them in Poundland of all places!

Chewy Oaty Cookies

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup oats
1 cup dessicated coconut
A couple of pinches of Ground Cinnamon (to taste)
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
Vanilla essence (to taste)
1. Preheat the oven to around 150C and grease or line a baking tray with foil.
2. Put all of the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
3. Put all of the wet ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil on a low heat, stirring all the time.
4. Empty the contents of the saucepan into the mixing bowl and combine all the ingredients with a spoon.
5. Once the mixture has cooled for a couple of minutes, use your hands to roll the mixture into balls.
6. Place each ball onto the baking tray and flatten with  your hand.
7. Put in the preheated oven for around 20 – 25 minutes. When the cookies are done, they will be a nice golden colour but will still feel squidgy to touch.. they harden once they start cooling.

These cookies are delicious when warm but still  taste great when they’ve cooled down too! Let me know if you use my recipe and tell me what you think about it!