Unsure of what to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day. How about making them some Chocolate Brownie Valentine Hearts…

What you need:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 200g/7oz Butter or Margarine (room temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Chocolate (at least 60% cocoa)
  • 225g/8oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Goodall’s Vanilla Essence
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • Icing Sugar, to dust

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F/Gas 3. Lightly grease an oblong brownie tin 25cm/10″ x 15cm/6″ or a small roasting tin.
  2. Melt the butter/margarine and chocolate together over a low heat.
  3. Remove from heat, add the sugar and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla essence and eggs.
  5. Sieve the flour, salt and baking powder together and gently stir into chocolate mixture.
  6. Pour into prepared tin and bake for about 40-50 minutes until crusty on top.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  8. Cut into heart shapes using heart shape cutter. Dust lightly with Icing Sugar.

Receipe courtesy of Odlum.ie