Sorry I haven’t been so active. It’s been a bit rough. Feeling under the weather and have lost someone that was very dear to me unexpectedly.
J was one of the best people I have ever met.
This recipe is for you, you never liked sweet things but you liked me.
- 145g salted butter
- 250g white caster sugar
- 65g cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 70g plain flour
- 100ml condensed milk
- 75g crushed salted pistachios
Firstly, preheat your oven on gas mark 6.
Start of my lining your baking tray with greaseproof paper. You will want to do this as it will make it so much easier to remove it once it’s cooled down.
As I am a bit lazy, instead melting the butter over a saucepan, I do it in the microwave for about 45seconds. In a bowl add the butter, sugar and cocoa powder. You don’t want the mixture to be too hot from the butter, as this might cook the eggs.
Stir in vanilla with a spatula and then add the eggs, one at a time, stirring hard after each one.
When the batter looks thick, shiny and well blended, add the flour and stir until fully incorporated. Spread evenly in lined tray.
Scatter half of the crushed nuts on top and evenly pour the condensed milk on top of the chocolate and nut mixture. Sprinkle the rest of the pistachios on top and pat down gently with the spatula.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean when you insert it in the center of the tray. You will need to keep an eye on it from time to time and you might have to bake it for longer.
Once it’s done and it has cooled down, parts of the condensed milk will have turned into caramel.
I hope you enjoy it.