Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Brownies

Who doesn't love brownies??

One of my favourite things is to get a brownie just out of the oven and add a big dollop of homemade ice-cream hmmm!One of my other obsessions besides baking is Italy,I LOVE ITALY! Hence the making of homemade Pizzas and ice-cream,if you haven't tried to make ice-cream,Go do it!! You will not be disappointed :)

Recipe for Chocolate Brownies


175g good-quality dark chocolate (70-80% cocoa solids)
175g butter,cubed
25g good-quality cocoa powder,sifted
3 eggs
225g soft light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g plain flour
Icing sugar and cocoa powder,for dusting (optional)

20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) square cake tin


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the base and sides of the tin with parchment paper. 
  2. Melt the chocolate, butter and cocoa powder together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Do not let the base of the bowl touch the water. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract for 2 minutes. Continuing to whisk, add the chocolate mixture until well combined. Sift in the flour and fold through with a spatula. 
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 19-25 minutes (depending on your oven). When cooked it should be dry on top but still slightly 'gooey' and 'fudgy' inside. Don't be tempted to leave it in the oven any longer than this or you will have cake and not brownies. Allow to cool in the tin, then cut into squares.
As I said I love mine with ice-cream but they are just as delicious on their own.



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