Chewy Chocolate Brownies

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I was a long time experimenting with brownie recipes before finally being happy with this one. What I love about these brownies is that you can use whatever type of chocolate you like and end up with a completely different finished product. I have made this recipe using both caramel chocolate and orange chocolate aswel as plain chocolate.

Ingredients

300g chocolate
225g margarine
3 tbsp golden syrup
3 eggs
225g light brown sugar
75g self raising flour
50g ground almonds
200g chocolate chips (if I make standard chocolate brownies I put in 100g of milk chocolate chips and 100g of white chocolate chips)
150g chopped nuts of your choice (optional)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with grease proof or parchment paper.
2. Place the margarine and golden syrup in a bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt until combined.
3. Break the chocolate and add it to the margarine and golden syrup mixture. Stir occasionally until it has melted.
4. Meanwhile, beat the eggs and sugar together in a mixing bowl, then beat in the melted chocolate mixture.
5. Stir in the flour, ground almonds, chocolate chips and nuts if you are using them.
6. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and place it into the oven to cook for approximately 40 minutes. The top and edges should be firm but soft and almost gooey underneath. Keep an eye on it as it cooks as the outsides can tend to burn easily. If this begins to happen, turn down the heat or cover the tray loosely with tin foil.

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