Thursday, 30 January 2014

Mini Heath Bar Pies

mini Heath bar pies

 This is my take on a delicious dessert I had in America. I spent a week there for work and one of my colleagues brought this dessert into the office that his wife had made. He said it was called a Heath Bar Pie - it had a base made of chocolate brownie, topped with Cool Whip (which I think is a synthetic whipped cream) and crumbled Heath Bars on top. It was gorgeous!

 I decided to try a new recipe for the brownie base and found a recipe on Bon Appetit for fudgy yogurt brownies. I used block chocolate instead of chocolate chips.

You need:
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g plain chocolate
150g butter
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla flavouring
1 cup plain Greek style yogurt

Preheat oven to 180C. Mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Melt the chocolate with the butter in either a bain marie or the microwave and stir into the flour.

Mix in the sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and yogurt.

I got this brownie pan for Christmas which allows you to make individual brownies. Each square is quite deep so you get a good sized brownie, and each one gets the chewy edges and softer middle, rather than when you make a batch in one pan and the edges are more cooked than the middle. So while it does obviously take up more space in the cupboard, I think it's a really good idea!

I sprayed the tray with Dr. Oetker Cake Release and put about one and a half tablespoons of the brownie mixture into each section of the tray.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

The brownies were perfectly cooked though I'm not sure how much difference the yogurt made!

I brought back three individual Heath bars from America. They are described as English toffee with a chocolate coating - my colleagues were very surprised to find we don't have them in England! To me, they tasted exactly like a Dime/ Daim bar which was not what I expected but they were certainly very good!

To make the 'pie' I whipped some double cream

And crushed a Heath bar in a small plastic bag with a rolling pin.

As the brownies came out of the brownie pan in perfect individual portions I thought this would work well as a mini pie. So I placed one brownie on a plate, added a spoonful of double cream and sprinkled the crushed Heath bar over the top. Yum!

1 comment:

  1. the more cream the better---they look very un healthy,but tasty


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