Yes, I know that cupcakes are the new brownies. Yet, given a choice I will almost always pick up a warm Chocolate Brownie over a cupcake. The decadence of a moist fudge-y brownie is unmatched and I find myself reaching for this fail-safe recipe quite often. The amazing aroma that fills my kitchen while baking these brownies is a lovely bonus!
Brownies originated in the United States and became quite a rage everywhere for their part-cake, part-cookie texture. They are usually served warm, often with ice cream and chocolate sauce on the side, sometimes with whipped cream. This sweet treat is a classic comfort food! So try this recipe and do write in with your experience with it.
This recipe makes 12 brownie squares (depending on portion size!)
- 125gm Butter (I use salted butter)
- 115gm Cooking Chocolate - dark or milk
- 100gm All-purpose Flour
- 200gm Caster Sugar
- 2tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 50gm chopped Walnuts
- 50gm chopped Milk Chocolate or Chocolate Chips
- Icing Sugar for sprinkling
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 9”X9” square tin (or an 11”X7” rectangular one) and sprinkle some flour in it. Set aside.
- Melt butter and chocolate in a bain-marie (double boiler). Transfer this to a mixing bowl.
- Add sugar & mix well. Add eggs one at a time and beat till just blended.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together so that they mix evenly. Then stir in this dry mix into the wet mix. Add vanilla essence.
- Pour the batter into the baking tin. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and chocolate pieces or chips (alternatively, you can mix the walnuts and the chocolate in the batter itself).
- Bake at 180C for 20 minutes.
- Remove, cover the tin with foil and bake at 220C for another 20 minutes.
- When you put a knife in the centre it'll not come out perfectly clean like when you bake a cake, as brownies are moister. So your brownies are done when there is no wet batter coming out on the knife.
- Cool slightly and cut into squares.
- Sift some icing sugar over the brownies and serve warm.
- A dollop of vanilla, chocolate or coffee ice cream
- Chocolate sauce
- Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles
- All of the above!
And a final note - All you need is Love. But a little Chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!