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Recipe – Courgette Brownies

I go through food obsessions where I get really into one type of food, use it almost daily in different recipes and then all of a sudden have enough of it – does anyone else do this?!

Recently, it was courgettes. My favourite way of serving them was lightly sautéed in garlic as a side dish but these veggies made their way into pasta, soup and other recipes until suddenly I’d had enough of them. However I still had several to use up so I had a go at these Chocolate Courgette Brownies.

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These two ingredients may not sound like natural partners but they produce a lovely, moist cake. I sold mine at our village fete and I am pleased to say every last one was snapped up! (My Mum even spotted a guy eating one and went up to ask him what he thought! Hehe)

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Ingredients

300g of caster sugar

125ml of vegetable oil

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

250g of plain flour

50g of cocoa

1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda

A pinch of salt

250g of grated courgettes

50 of milk chocolate, roughly chopped

How to make it

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 180°C, Gas Mark 4 and grease a brownie tray
  • In a mixing bowl, add the sugar, oil and vanilla extract and mix well
  • Now add the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and the salt
  • Finally add the courgette and then the chocolate chunkscourgette2
  • Spread the cake mixture into your tincourgette4
  • Bake for 25 minutes (so the brownies are still soft and gooey inside – cook for 30 minutes if you prefer them a little firmer)courgette5
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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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