I haven’t done a recipe on here for ages – most of them are over on Bake Yummy but as the Cheetah Keeper helped me make them, I think their place is much deserved over here. Chocolate Marmite Brownies – I appreciate I am about to divide the nation. For those who are in the “Love It” camp think about the deliciousness of salted caramel, but created with chocolate and Marmite. We are on to a winner.
These are inspired by the ones that Paul A Young makes – and sells for £5.50 a square (like a 3″ square square) and whilst I’m sure he’s using the finest dark chocolate there is, these ones are easy to make with supermarket ingredients.
Ingredients for Chocolate Marmite Brownies
475 g caster sugar
200g dark chocolate >70% cocoa solids
125g plain flour
2 heaped tablespoons of Marmite plus a teaspoon more for drizzling
How to make them
Line a 13×9″ (or 13×10″ if you don’t mind your Brownies thinner – these are very rich). You could use a 12×8″ tin if it is deeper, you will need to add about 5-7 minutes to the cooking time depending on your oven.
Preheat your oven to 180C (160F), Gas 4
Remove from the heat and stir in the Marmite, eggs, cocoa and flour until smooth, glossy and well combined
Bake for around half an hour so the top is slightly crispy but it is still moist underneath.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool – the Brownie will become more dense as it cools.
Cut into pieces and serve. Decorate with a sprinkling of icing sugar or edible glitter should you wish.
Serve still warm with ice cream, cream or perhaps some sweetened mascarpone. Serve cold on it’s own or with whipped cream.
Dense and gooey in the middle – no strong taste of Marmite – just a hint, combining beautifully the saltiness with the sweetness of the sugar and chocolate. I know I said I’d divide the nation – it’s a “Love It or Hate It” thing. For us, it’s…