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Bring back Elevenses – Triple Chocolate Brownies!

Elevenses is a word I remember from my childhood and one I will alway associate with my mother. She was an avid baker and the house was always full of cakes, jam tarts and biscuits.

I know that we are all set and focused on eating healthily these days but I think that the philosophy ‘everything in moderation’ should apply and if you have a good breakfast , a filling lunch and a balanced dinner then an elevenses treat to keep you going is certainly allowed.

We have just started using this tradition in our house and the children get very excited about elevenses time. It is also a good way to refuel them before lunch and keep them going. Funnily enough, a lot of people think I am a bit mad when I say elevenses as they don’t know what it is, and my hubby had no idea what it was either before he knew me.

Hooray for Anchor Dairy though, as they are trying to bring back Elevenses and I completely support this campaign because it is fab!

Bring back elevenses - Triple Chocolate brownies, Multiple Mummy

Elevenses is not only a chance to get a yummy treat but also a great way to get the family involved in the kitchen. So I shall put forward an Elevenses idea for you and that it the scrumdilliumptious Triple Chocolate Brownies!

All the kidiwinks took part and I assure you that three little toddlers assisting is not always the most productive of help but we got there in the end.

You will need:

185g Butter

185g Dark chocolate

3 eggs

210g castor sugar

85g plain flour (sifted)

65g cocoa powder

75g White chocolate

75 Milk Chocolate

A square tin lines with baking paper

1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 C or 160 C if it is a fan oven.

Bring back elevenses - Triple Chocolate brownies, Multiple Mummy

Excited to be cooking (except Chilled out boy is not chuffed to be at the end!)

2. Melt the chocolate and the butter in a saucepan over a low heat. Stir continuously. Chilled out boy loved this bit!

Bring back elevenses - Triple Chocolate brownies, Multiple Mummy

Little Chef at work!

3. Put the eggs and sugar into a bowl and whisk together until fluffy and creamy.

4. Add the melted chocolate mixture and fold through.

5. add the plain flour and the cocoa powder and mix together.

6. Break up the white and milk chocolate pieces and add to the mixture.

7. Pour into the tin and smooth out evenly.

Bring back elevenses - Triple Chocolate brownies, Multiple Mummy

and of course you can now lick the bowl!

8. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Bring back elevenses - Triple Chocolate brownies, Multiple Mummy

Yum yum yum!

So off you go and make a yummy treat. These went down a storm! But remember Elevenses only!

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