When I was growing up I always wanted a house where people liked to call into, have a coffee and a slice of cake and above all feel welcome. When I was growing up my mother was a firm believer in "keep yourself to yourself". She had great neighbours but really we only ever entertained relations at home. There was no such thing as coffee mornings, lazy lingering lunches or fun dinner parties. I on the other hand like nothing better than spending time with my pals and their families, I love seeing all the children play together and learn how to share and interact with others. One of the brilliant advantages of my evening job is that I am always free during the day to enjoy these pleasures. I cherish this time with my children and friends, I realise how lucky I am to have those precious hours and I relish each one of them! Today I had four of my lovely friends here and six children. Noisy but fun. These brownies were a huge hit and were declared the nicest treat I have ever baked, eh problem is how do I improve on that???
For these delicious squares you will need;
175g soft butter
150g self raising flour
125g drinking chocolate
100g dark chocolate, in pieces
4 pears, peeled, cored and chopped
150g dulce du leche
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line/grease a brownie tin.
Mix together the sugar, butter, flour, drinking chocolate and the eggs until you have a runny mixture.
Fold in the chocolate pieces and the pears.
Pour into the brownie tin and swirl the dulce du leche through the mixture.
Bake for 45 mins or until there is a slight wobble in the middle.
Cool in the tin for 30 minutes before turning upside down onto a wire rack and peeling off the parchment paper.
Turn onto a bread board once cooled and cut into 16 squares.
Try and resist having more than one!!!!