Brownies have an American origin I read. American food is Rich.Buttery.Laden. Oh not that Laden, just plain laden. Laden laden, Hope you got it?I love to bake. But my sister excels in it. Me loves basic baking.Or Basics of baking? No! Just basic baking. Confusing Monday must be! My sister is adventurous and very experimental when it comes to baking as well as cooking. I envy her for that. These are rich, fudgy and has a cracked crust like brownies should, well, ideally! I adapted the recipe from JOB. Now, to the recipe
Must haves : Cooking chocolate, Sugar, Flour, Butter
Source : Adapted from Here
Makes : 16
Butter : 113 gms
Chocolate buttons/Cooking Chocolate : 135 gms (I used milk chocolate)
Sugar : 130 gms
Dark Brown sugar : 30 gms
Flour : 95 gms
Eggs : 2
Vanilla extract : 1 tsp
Cocoa : 2 Tbsp (Dutch processed)
Salt : 1/4 tsp
Chocolate chips : 100 gms (Dark Chocolate Chips)
Preheat oven to 180 C.
Grease a 23 cm square pan
Melt butter and chocolate over a bain marie. In simple terms over a water bath – Heat water to a boil, place a larger bowl with the butter and chocolate. Make sure the larger boil doesn’t touch the water underneath. The trapped steam should melt the chocolate.
Once the chocolate is melted, add the sugars and the cocoa powder. Using a whisk, mix well.The heat/warmth should melt the sugar completely
Once well mixed, add the eggs one at a time beating in between each addition
Add the vanilla extract and the salt
Finally add the flour. Mix.
Pour into a baking tray, buttered and lined with parchment.
Bake for about 23-25 mins. After the 22nd minute keep an eye on the brownie
Check with toothpick to ensure there are a few crumbs sticking. There should be few crumbs sticking to the toothpick.Do not over bake
Cut once it cools down and serve.
Take care not to over bake the bownie. It will turn hard.
Local Picks :
Chocolate buttons : Cadburys
Brown Sugar : CSR
Cocoa : Choceur, ALDI