Davina McCall's brownies

It's Davina McCall's first time as a telly chef and today she's showing us how to make her delicious sugar-free brownies, sweetened with natural ingredients instead of the refined stuff.

Watch Davina chat about going sugar free

Makes: 15 squares

Ingredients

125g Dark Chocolate (100% cocoa)100ml milk100g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing the tin175g honey150g maple syrupSeeds scraped from ½ split vanilla pod50g cocoa powder, sieved3 eggs150g wholemeal spelt flour1 tsp baking powder

Preheat the oven to 190c/170c Fan/Gas 5.

Grease a 30cm x 20cm brownie tin and line it with baking parchment. Leave the paper sticking up at the sides to make it easier to lift the brownie out when it’s cooked.

Method

  • Put the chocolate, milk, butter, honey, maple syrup and vanilla seeds in a saucepan. Warm over a very gentle heat, stirring regularly, until everything has melted and you have a rich, glossy – looking batter. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.

  • Allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes and then beat in the eggs. Finally add the flour and baking powder. The mixture at this point will look grainier than usual because of the texture of the flour.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tie and bake it in the oven for about 15 minutes until it is just set in the middle but still nice and gooey

  • Remove the tin from the oven and use the baking paper to help you slide the whole brownie on to a cooling rack as soon as possible so it doesn’t continue to cook

  • Cut into squares when cool

SERVES: Makes 15 squaresPAN TO PLATE IN: 20FROM NEW BOOK: 5 Weeks to Sugar-free

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