Brownie Marshmallow Pie   Leave a comment

You’ll want some more.

A few weeks ago, I was looking at cookie recipies, and came across Sally’s Baking Addiction. There are a lot of cookie recipies there (don’t these look great?), but what really caught my eye was this S’mores Brownie Pie recipe. And then my parents had a barbecue, which was an excellent excuse to make it. Only one problem: the recipe’s in American, and I really don’t get on with cup measurements (there are so many different cups!), or approve of volume measurements for non-liquids in general when I’ve got perfectly good sets of scales that are far easier and more accurate.
So, I Anglicised and metricised the base recipe, and, because it was easier and the original recipe only contained cocoa powder rather than melted chocolate (heresy!), I converted the brownie recipie from the ingredients in half a portion of this Nigel Slater recipe and the method of a more standard recipe, to avoid having to cream butter and sugar.
The results were, as you will discover if you follow the recipe below, very tasty (although not quite as pretty as Sally’s original, but people did enjoy scraping marshmallow goo from the grill pan).
Brownie pie topped with marshmallow goo
180g digestive biscuits
75g butter
67g sugar
125g butter
100g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa
150g soft brown sugar
2 medium eggs
1/2tsp vanilla extract
30g plain flour
30g cocoa powder
1/4tsp baking powder
25-50g chocolate (any type), chopped
Marshmallows, 250g should be plenty.
Oven: 165°C
Tin: round 8-9 inch (20-22cm)
Smash the digestives to crumbs.
Gently melt the butter in a saucepan, then stir in the sugar and digestive crumbs.
Mix together very well, then press into the tin to make a pie crust.
Put the tin into the fridge while you make the filling.
Melt the butter and dark chocolate together, then leave to cool.
Whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence together in a bowl until light, fluffy and pale; the volume should about double.
Fold the melted butter and chocolate into the egg mix.
Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the bowl, then fold in.
Fold in the chopped chocolate.
Pour the filling into the base, and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until the brownie’s just cooked. Remove from the oven.
Heat the grill.
Place marshmallows on top of the brownie – they will melt and ooze, so don’t go over the top!
Put pie under the grill until the marshmallows are browned and melted.
Then eat! Eat, like your life depended on it! Which is pretty much the opposite of reality.


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