Want a chewy chocolate treat? How about you keep on reading and find out how to make bomb ass brownies.
So the other day I was wondering and I though to myself “Badi, is a brownie a cookie or a cake, or could it be a combination of the two, a Cakie?” Naturally I put my amazing detective skills to the test and found out that it is a cookie bar, neither cookie nor cake really, just some deliciously weird inbetweener. Now, let us get into this amazingly delicious cakie…
The things with the pots
125g unsalted butter, chopped
125g dark chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons Nutella
3 eggs, lightly beaten
250 g (1 cup) sugar
115g (3/4 cup) plain flour
30g (1/4 cup) Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt (If you are using salted butter do not add flour)
How do we make the pots work?
Preheat oven to 180C and grease a 20cm square cake pan and line with baking paper
Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water).
Periodically stir chocolate mixture until melted then remove from heat.
Quickly stir in egg, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt until just combined.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out with moist crumbs clinging.
Set aside to cool completely, for best results allow to cool over night before cutting.
Did we find the pots?
Lord this was so easy. Honestly, the only difficult thing about this was that I baked it in the morning and I REEEEEEAAAAALLLLLY wanted to cut through it and have a piece. Patience is painful guys. My sister came to visit, she couldn’t do the patience thing. To be completely honest, the longer you let it rest, the better.
So, like I didn’t have a fancy heat proof bowl, (ok, I kinda do but the last time I tried that shit it broke) so I improvised. Say hello to my little pot inside a bigger pot. BOOM, double boiler. See? No need to be a billionaire to bake.
Anyway I also didn’t have a square baking tin, so I improvised, again, with foil and a baking sheet. I don’t think ill be running out to go buy different shaped cake tins, I think foil sheets may be my friend for a while. That was probably the second most difficult thing about this brownie.
It’s mostly real easy thing to make. The only places where one might fuck it up is when adding the eggs to the chocolate or baking it too long. So, to remain a domestic deity, mix the eggs in quickly to prevent them cooking and start checking if the brownie is ready at 25 minutes in (hey, I don’t know your oven),
This is my perfect chewy brownie recipe.
Oh, and as per usual, the reception for these bad boys was splendid. Why not be splendid too and bake these but remember to let me know what you thought.
Ok, I’m sorry I didn’t take better pictures of the final product. I was just so excited I ate them all… ☹