I first tasted Horlicks when I was around five, and was staying at my Granny’s up in Cambridgeshire, and it’s one of the earliest memories I have of spending time with her (along with watching her clip her suspenders into her suspender belt and wondering why she didn’t wear tights like my mum!) She used to bring a little mug of Horlicks to have in bed when she tucked me in and even now when I taste horlicks I can remember that tiny little room that I used to sleep in that was once my Dads when he was a boy! I had never ever though of using Horlicks as a baking ingredient but the recipe below for Horlicks Brownies is at the top of my ‘recipes to try’ list now!
- 200g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa)
- 250g salted butter, chopped into chunks
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 350g caster sugar
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 25g cocoa powder
- 65g plain flour
- 4 tbsp Horlicks Traditional
- 4 medium free-range eggs
- You’ll also need baking parchment and an oven tray around 24x30cm and 4cm deep
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.
- Bring a pan of water to a simmer and place a Pyrex or metal bowl over it.
- Break in the chocolate, pop in the butter and stir occasionally until it’s all melted together, then mix in the vanilla and take the bowl off the heat.
- Next, in a different bowl, sift together the sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and the magic ingredient — Horlicks. Mix them up and add them to the melted chocolate, then give it all a good stir to create a heavy paste.
- Pop in the eggs and whisk until it’s smooth and silky.
- Now, line your tray with the baking parchment and pour in the mixture, covering the base evenly.
- Place the tray in the hot oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the top’s slightly crispy.
- Leave to cool completely; this may take 4-5 hours. Then cut the slab 3×3 into 9 equal tasty portions and, if you’re feeling extra-fancy, pop a strawberry on top of each and dust with icing sugar.
Sounds divine, right? I’ve also got a lovely giveaway bundle of Horlicks Traditional and Light Chocolate Horlicks plus a Horlicks mug to enjoy it in! After all, it’s been the nations favourite drink for 140 years!
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