4.09.2012

Bent on brownies


Delicious. Chocolate. Brownies. It doesn't take much to appreciate the sweet, rich density offered by a bite of brownie.
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These days I've been eating a lot of chocolate.  It's been Easter and therefore almost impossible to ignore all the stands of chocolate treats set up absolutely everywhere!
If you're going to eat chocolate you might as well find another way to eat it -- for example, in a brownie!  These ones are simple -- no intrusions, no additions like nuts -- just simple, unadulterated chocolate brownies. I used a combination of dark and milk chocolate, brown sugar and plain flour.  Too easy and seriously delicious!

chocolate brownies
makes 12 squares

175g good quality chocolate (150g dark, 25g milk), chopped
130g butter, chopped
120g brown sugar
pinch of salt
2 whole eggs, room temperature
75g plain flour

Preheat oven to 165 degrees C.
Line a square or rectangular tin with baking paper. Place chocolate and butter in a bowl and place over a pot of simmering water just until melted. Take off the heat and keep aside to let cool slightly.  In a separate bowl place sugar and salt.  Add chocolate butter mixture to sugar and salt and mix.  Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated. Finally mix in flour well - ensuring not over mix batter.  Pour batter into tin and bake approximately 25 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean. Take out of oven and let cool before slicing.

13 comments:

  1. Simply enticing. (Though I'd venture to say even more sinful than good ol' chocolate by itself...)

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  2. Oh these look great! Definitely makes me want to have one right in front of me =)

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  3. Sigh... now I want brownies for breakfast!

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  4. Brownies make the world a more wonderful place! :)

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  5. Mmmmmm, brownies. These look beautiful, and your pictures are fantastic!

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  6. Yes brownies...are just so delicious!

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  7. I actually hate nuts in brownies.. Like you said, simple, unadulterated chocolate brownies are the best!

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  8. though easter is long past, I'm still trying these out because i do love plain old chocolatey brownies! (with ice cream)

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  9. I do love chocolate, and agree, brownies are the best :) These look fantastic!

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  10. What wouldnt I do to click pictures like you!! Sigh... gorgeous, decadent brownies that I'm sure taste even better than they look!

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  11. Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids :)
    I also like the below brownie recipe.
    http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jane

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