Anna: Ooh, another bake-off. Nigella says these brownies are a “no-notice” version. Aren’t all brownies? I’m dubious about these. They were easy enough to make, as you’d expect, but I’m just not too sure about their brownie-ness. So, I must turn to my trusty consumers of chocolate baked goods, for their expert opinions……
Ella: These are very thick. I don’t like them as much as the last ones. Do you mind if I don’t eat it all?
Anna: I haven’t led the witness have I Ella?
Anna: What do you mean when you say they are quite thick?
Ella: They are like something I’d have at school, with custard.
Anna: That’s exactly what I thought! They are like a nice chocolate sponge. Or chocolate cake. They are ok, but definitely not brownies are they?
Ella: They aren’t chocolatey enough, or gooey enough, to be brownies.
(Later that evening)
Anna: So what did you think Peter?
Peter: They are a nice, moist chocolate sponge. I like them, but I wouldn’t call them a brownie.
Anna: So there you have it. If you want a rich chocolate cake recipe, try this. But if you want brownies, then Bill’s version is still the winner round these parts.