Happy Star Wars Day!
Jim got a little Han Solo in carbonite ice cube/chocolate mould for Christmas. So I thought I'd put it to use and make him some brownies and using the chocolate bars as insets.
125gr dark chocolate
125gr salted butter
125gr light brown sugar
125gr plain flour
1tsp baking powder
2tbsp cocoa powder
Han Solo Chocolate Inserts
150gr milk or dark chocolate depending on preference (melted)
Chocolate sprinkles (optional)
1, Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a heat proof jug. Melt the butter, bring to a gentle simmer and pour over the chocolate. Set this aside for 10 minutes and then beat until smooth
2, Beat the sugar into the melted butter and chocolate. Leave this to cool.
3, Line a 7 inch square baking tin with baking paper (or foil and grease it) and preheat the oven to 180o/c
4, Beat the eggs into the cooled chocolate/butter/sugar mixture and then sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Fold to combine.
5, Pour into the cake tin and bake for 20 minutes until cooked through and the top is slightly springy. This needs to be quite a firm brownine or it will fall apart when cutting. Cool through and then refridegrate for at least 30 minutes to make it.
6, Using a small paint brush, stipple a thin layer of chocolate over the mould base paying particular interest to the face, hands, feet and body cavities. Fill the chocolate moulds with the rest of the chocolate (reserve a little for later) and chill until solid. 20 minutes in the freezer will be fine.
7, Unpop the chocolates from the moulds. I was surpised how realistic they were and how easily they came away from the moulds.
8, Trim the edges off your brownies and lay the chocolates over the brownie surface and cut around them. You want to leave a gap of about 1/2cm around each of the chocolates.
9, Score closely to each of the chocolates into the top of the brownies and carve out a little hollow to sink the chocolate into. Spread a little melted chocolate into each cavity and press the chocolate Han Solo into it.
10, Using the remaining chocolate - spread around the edges of the chocolates and gentle spread the chocolate sprinkles over the wet chocolate. Chill for 20 minutes to set it all before eating