Sweet Chestnut Brownies Recipe

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  • 240g shelled cooked chestnuts
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla extract
  • 25ml dark rum
  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs, separated
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate, broken up
  • You will need
  • 20cm square baking tin (deep)


  • Preheat oven to 170C, gas mark 3

  • Line a deep, 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment

  • Chop the cooked chestnuts, put them into a bowl, add half the sugar, the vanilla and the rum, mix well

  • Fold in the flour gradually

  • In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft white peaks

  • Gently stir in the other of the sugar to make a soft meringue mixture, then beat in the egg yolks

  • Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended over a pan of boiling water

  • Remove from the heat and beat into the flour and chestnut mixture

  • Stir this mixture in to the meringue and then spoon the whole thing into the tin

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the mixture is just set in the middle

  • Leave to cool completely before cutting in to 16x4cm squares

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