Baking: Cranberry & Nut Brownies

These were a very impromptu, quick and easy dessert I made one night and they were absolutely delicious. I served them with some leftover vanilla buttercream icing and they were too moreish.

Ingredients
4 oz soft butter
6 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
2 oz unsalted cashew nuts or walnuts, finely chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coldbrew (optional)
1 tsp baking  powder
2 oz plain flour
2 oz cocoa powder
2 oz dried cranberries

1 square 7 inch tin.

Method
Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat on eggs one at a time.
Add the nuts,  dried cranberries, vanilla extract. Then add the baking powder, flour and cocoa powder.

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Spoon into a pre lined tray and make sure the mix is spread evenly. Bake for 35 – 40 mins at gas mark 4.

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The trick to cooking brownies is to be  brave. It shouldn’t feel firm at all. If it feels firm,  it’s over cooked. Place the tray on a cooling tray. As it cools,  it will sink.

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Inside it should look and feel gooey but still with a bit of bite. No matter how you serve it,  enjoy!

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