Tewkesbury Park Hotel's James Wronski's Recipe Blog
2nd June 2010
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Welcome to the first of a fortnightly blog written by James Wronski, Head Chef at the Tewkesbury Park Hotel.

Some of you might remember James from the Tewkesbury Food Festival earlier this year. If you missed James, then please follow this link to see James' Recipe for that event, which he cooked along side myself in the Food Theatre.

Typically, many of the recipes and cooking tips that James will be sharing with us will have a seasonal slant or a local twist. James prides himself in using only the best local ingredients when cooking.

This week, James is starting off with every bodies favourite Chocolate Brownies.

This recipe requires 30 minutes preparation time and 45mins cooking time.

It’s also a great one to get the kids involved with.

It makes 20 brownies and they freeze really well



·        140g/5oz  dark chocolate

·        225g/8oz butter

·        5 eggs

·        450g/1lb caster sugar

·        110g/4oz  plain flour

·        55g/2oz cocoa powder


1.    Heat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Line a 20x30cm/8x12in roasting tin with baking parchment.

2.    Gently melt the butter and the sugar together in a large pan.

3.    Take off the heat and beat in the rest of the ingredients.

4.    Turn into the roasting tin and bake for 30-40 minutes until the top of the brownie is firm but the inside still feels soft.

5.    Take out of the oven and cool in the tin. Cut into 5cm/2in squares when cool.

These brownies are great any time of the day on their own but why not try serving them with some whipped cream and some English strawberries that should be reaching the supermarkets very soon.

Simply serve the brownies warm by popping them in the microwave for 15 seconds whip some double cream up with vanilla seeds or essence and top with freshly cut strawberries. delicious.

Tewkesbury Park Hotel is a fantastic venue, not just for relaxing and leisure, but for eating out aswell. They have 2 restaurants, Greens Brasserie & The Garden Restaurant.

Please click on their names  to learn more about what they can offer you.

Also, click here to see the latest offers at Tewkesbury Park Hotel. Thanks for reading and hopefully you'll revisit in 2 weeks for my next recipe!


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