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Frances’ Coalition Cookie Brownie

Following the Coalition within our countries politics it seemed only fitting to create a baking one!

The combination of chocolate chip cookie and rich chocolate brownie was as big a surprise as the election result itself when I cut it into slices!

For the Cookie Base
12oz Plain Flour
4oz Sugar
4oz Butter
4oz chocolate chips
1 egg, lightly whisked
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of Salt

For the Brownie Layer
4oz Self Raising Flour
4oz Sugar
4oz Butter
8oz Dark Chocolate, broken into chunks
4oz Chocolate Chips
2 Eggs
1 Tablespoon Cocoa
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder

To make the cookie base, place the flour, sugar, salt and butter into a bowl or blender and mix the ingredients together until crumbly.

Whisk the eggs together with the vanilla extract and mix in along with the chocolate chips.

Continue mixing until a dough comes together. Press into a greased and lined 20cm/8inch
baking tray.

If you prefer your cookie base crispy, pre-bake for 10 minutes in a preheated moderate oven, 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. For a softer cookie base don’t pre-bake and leave in the tray till ready to pour on the Brownie mix.

To make the brownie topping, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa and salt together in a blender or large bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate together in a pan over a low heat or alternatively in a pyrex jug in the microwave.

Whisk together the eggs with the vanilla extract in a separate container. Now add this mixture, together with the melted butter and chocolate to the bowl or blender full of dry ingredients.

Blend briefly before finally adding the chocolate chips and mixing everything together. Pour this Brownie mix over either the pre-baked or un-baked chocolate chip cookie base and bake in the already pre-heated oven for 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the middle of the brownie.

The Johnson family win Pashley bicycles

Johnson Family
Congratulations to the Johnson family! Helen entered the Joules Cycle Into Spring competition and she was our lucky winner winning Pashley bicycles for her family. Richard, Bean, James, Helen and Daisy have now chosen which bicycles they would like and will be collecting them very soon from their local Joules shop. We will make sure we get lots of photos for you to see…