I think there is most definitely a love/hate relationship regarding Turkish Delight especially in my house. My hubbie, myself and my daughter love it but the boys absolutely hate it. Which makes it more bizarre that they really love this particular brownie.
There is always an argument between us Turkish Lovers which is the best Turkish Bar – Fry’s Turkish Delight or Cadbury Turkish
I’m a big fan of both and would never say no to either of them surpise surpise but my late Mother-In-Law Phyllis was a great fan of Cadbury Turkish – hence the name “Nana Mac’s Brownies” aptly named by my kids in honour of their Nana. It’s amazing the way a certain smell or taste can trigger certain memories! That’s what these Turkish Brownies do for us.. of Phyllis. She was a wonderful Mum and Nana. She would be at her happiest knitting or doing a crossword with a cup of Barry’s Tea and a bar of Cadbury Turkish
This really delicious Turkish Brownie recipe came about by complete accident. I was making brownies for the kids for their “Monday Chocolate Treat”.
I always try to make something chocolate on a Monday to get the week off to a good start – gets home work done quicker and that’s always a huge bonus! Have a quick peek at My Double Chocolate Banana Loaf for another Monday Treat
My kids would never ever say NO to a chocolate brownie and this particular Monday I had every intention of making caramel brownies but when I took out the large bar of Cadbury Chocolate it was Turkish and not Caramel.. Well the brownie mixture was already made so ” Waste Not Want Not “ as Phyllis would say.. In it went, and what do you know it worked perfectly a really delicious combination..
I said nothing to the boys but watched in amazement as the so-called Turkish Delight Haters” wolfed down the brownies.. my youngest was the first to say these taste and smell like Nana’s chocolate. We spent an hour or so remembering “Nana Mac” (as she was known to them) and the funny things she said and did. She was a very funny Lady. Ever since that day these have become known as ” Nana Mac’s Brownies”.. She would have loved eating a whole batch of these.. I doubt she would have shared them!!
You could use your own Brownie recipe here if you like and just add in the Turkish , pour half the batter into your tin and then add the Turkish, cover with the remaining brownie mixture
Wait for them to go cold before you eat them as the Turkish flavour intensifies as they cool
If you are a fan of brownies please try my Rolo & Malteser Brownie Slice
- 275g soft butter
- 375g white sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 75g cocoa powder
- 100g SELF RAISING flour
- 200g chocolate chips
- 1 large bar “Cadburys Turkish Delight”
- Grease and line a 12 X 9 “baking and preheat the oven to 160C .
- Put flour, sugar, beaten eggs, cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric whisk until evenly mixed about 3-4 mins)
- Add the chocolate chips and stir through evenly.
- Pour the 1/2 mix into the tin, push the mix into the corners, place slab of Turkish Delight in the middle and press down slightly, pour the remainder of the mix on top and level the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 35-40 mins or until a skewer comes out clean, cover with foil if they begin to brown too much on top
- Leave them to cool in the tin.
- Melt some chocolate and drizzle on top
Best eaten cold as Turkish Flavour gets stronger as brownie cools.
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