Bookish Recipe: Mars Brownie

Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. This week's recipe is inspired not by the book but by a character: Jenny Lopez from the I Heart Series by Lindsey Kelk. She is this amazing strong woman who has such a big heart and would go to the moon and back to help her loved ones. She's a big fan of brownie so when I tried this recipe it immediately reminded me of her.

The Mars brownie is stunning and looks so put together from the outside but inside... it's all gooey and warm, just like Jenny. Here's the recipe for it (inspired by this one from Objetivo Cupcake):

"Jenny was picking at a plate of brownies on the bar by the doorway. [...] She bagged another brownie. [...] It sounded like she was back on the brownies."

- 75 g butter
- 150 g dark chocolate
- 130 g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 65 g flour
- Some toffee
- 2 Mars bars

1) Preheat oven to 180ยบ C. Cut the chocolate and melt it with the butter.  

2) Once it's melted, add the sugar and the eggs and mix. And then add the flour.

3) Finally cut the toffee and mars bars and add it to the mix. And bake for around 35 minutes. 

 Let it cool only a little bit before serving because it's way more delicious when it's still warm. Also, don't forget to add some vanilla ice cream on top. Amazing! 

About the Book: 

Title: I Heart New York (I Heart #1)
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Published: June 25th 2009 by Harper

Blurb: Get ready to meet Angela Clark as she flees the world’s worst wedding for a new life…
It's official. Angela Clarke is in love – with the most fabulous city in the world.

Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC.

Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog (Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out). But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself…

Angela has fallen head over heels for the big apple, but does she heart New York more than home?

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9 comentaris

  1. This sounds amazing, I will be making this! I read this book a while ago, but remember it to be pretty fantastic. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. *wipes drool off keyboard* those sound yum!

  3. It looks amazing!!! Plus I love the addition of toffee.

  4. Enjoyed this book but the later ones not so much. Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

  5. Oh wow. This sounds like an amazingly rich brownie. I'll have to check out the book too.

  6. YUM! Sounds delicious and easy! I want to read the book too!

  7. This brownie recipe looks soooo good. Want to make it immediately.

  8. Well, I made them and they were as delicious as I expected. I didn't have toffee to add, so it just means I will need to make them again with the toffee. Thanks for sharing, I love them.