Great British Bake Off season is back and has given me some inspiration to do some baking! With our latest National Trust membership, we recently visited Winchester City Mill, one of the oldest working watermills in the UK. They often have flour milling demonstrations and we were lucky enough to visit on a day where they also had baking demonstrations. Tempted by the gooey chocolate brownies offered to us, we picked up some Winchester City Mill wholemeal flour and a recipe card to try out at home! Here’s how to do it:
- 125g Winchester City Mill wholemeal flour
- 250g butter, unsalted
- 275g caster sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 medium eggs
- 250g dark chocolate
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Pre-heat oven to 200C (fan 180). Grease a shallow baking tray and line with greaseproof paper.
- Put the butter and chocolate in a microwavable container and microwave until melted. Stir the butter and chocolate mixture until smooth.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and caster sugar until fully combined. Add the vanilla extract.
- Beat the butter and chocolate mixture in to the egg and sugar until fully combined.
- Add the salt and baking powder to the flour then fold carefully in to the chocolate mixture. Do not over-mix or the brownies might be tough.
- Pour the mixture in to the prepared tray and smooth the surface with a spatula.
- Bake in the middle of the oven for 25-30 mins. Check the brownies are cooked by inserting a skewer in to the centre – it should come out damp but clean, without any mixture sticking to it.
- Remove from the oven and place the tray on a cooling rack.
- When cool, cut in to squares, serve and enjoy!