Getting baked with Tracy: Brownies!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Getting baked with Tracy is a weekly feature on SFL. Unless otherwise stated, all words and pictures are by Tracy.

There’s no better indulgence to lift the spirit than chocolate, a sweet treat that has been immortalised by books like Chocolate by …  and Roald Dhal’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. So, when adding that delightful creation, which is said to be invented by monks, to baked goods, you always have a winner. My favourite chocolate recipe has always been brownies; the best way to end a good meal. 

100 g Lindt 75% dark chocolate
70 g cocoa powder
75 g butter
50 g brown caramel sugar
3 large eggs
200 g brown caramel sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp salt
120 g flour
100 g chopped walnuts

20 cm cake tin
Electric beater                      
Large mixing bowl
Wooden spoon

For brownies:
Preheat oven to 180 ̊C. Grease a 20 cm cake tin with spray and cook. Melt the chocolate, 50 g sugar and cocoa powder with the butter on stove top, stirring continuously. If mixture is too stiff, loosen it a little by adding some oil. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool. Beat together the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla essence using an electric beater until creamy and thick in a large mixing bowl. Add the chocolate mixture. Fold in the flour and walnuts until just combined. Place mixture in cake tin and bake for 30 to 45 minutes (Depends on your oven). Before removing from the oven, prick the centre of the brownie to test whether it is cooked. Allow the brownies to cool on a wire wrack before cutting into squares. Cut the sides of the round brownie to form a square and then cut into smaller pieces. Warning, these brownies are decadent and addictive.


helen said...

these look AMAZING. i love charlie and the chocolate factory, too! definitely want to try this sometime, as my husband LOVEs brownies! :)

Sheila@TheFailteHouse said...

ARE YOU SERIOUS! These look so so so so amazing, I want :) I will keep this recipe for when I can have all those foods again :)

Nieszka said...

Oh looks yummy. Will have to give it a try someday! The presentation went well. It's done and done!! I can live again, haha. Thanks for the recipe :)

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