Sunday, 24 January 2010

Wanna punish your husband when he's fought with you?

Then you've come to the right place...hahaha...(evil laugh)
Make this utterly delicious gooey, chewy double chocolate brownies, eat them in front of him and he'd come begging back to least for the brownies :)
It will also come in handy when you can blackmail him later, saying you shall NEVER make it again, if he behaves this way ;)
Without ranting and raving much, i shall move on to the recipe, adapted from the joy of bakingwebsite. This is a very simple recipe, but yields awesome results. Now isn't that what we all want? Better outcome with less work.

Cocoa powder- 1/2 cup
Butter- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1 cup
Egg- 2
All purpose flour- 1/4 cup
Vanilla extract- 1/2 tsp
Bitter sweet/ Dark chocolate, broken into small pieces- 1/4 cup
Walnuts, cut into small pieces- 1/4 cup
Salt- a pinch

Pre-heat the oven to 165C. Place a baking sheet into an 8 inch brownie tin.
Place a saucepan with water and bring to boil. Simmer, place another heat-resistant cooking vessel on top of it and melt the butter and cocoa powder. Mix well and keep aside.
Add the eggs one by one, mixing well after each. Stir in the sugar and vanilla extract and mix well.
Finally add the flour, salt, walnuts and the dark chocolate pieces. Make sure you don't mix them too vigorously.
Pour the batter into the brownie tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool on a rack for a minimum of 30 minutes. Cut them into as many pieces as you like, store in an air tight container and munch on them whenever you want or even better, warm it for 5 seconds in a microwave and serve with ice cream.

Notes: I used dark chocolate with 70 percent cocoa in it and the chocolate taste was just marvellous. We are huge fans of the bitter chocolate. But if that's not available, any milk chocolate will do..our very own Cadbury milk chocolate for example.
Walnuts are also optional. I liked the whole crunchy munchy feel.
I used self-raising flour, which worked just fine.
Make sure the brownie is cooled on a rack for as long as possible, as it is still a bit gooey when you take it out of the oven


Anonymous said...

awh...that looks gorgeously chocolaty ! I was giggling when i read this post...i do stuff like that too sometimes... :)...(my secret weapon is my cotton cheese cake ! :)
PS : Thank you for your sweet words on my flickr...Yes, the cup cakes were made from the basic butter cake recipe...judging by the brownies though you are an amazing baker already)....

An Open Book said...

Cotton cheese cake...mmm tht sounds sinful

the blogger formerly known as sansmerci said...

awesome.. m gonna try this! can i use aluminum foil for baking sheet?

An Open Book said...

i guess you can use aluminium, but it might not come off easily...mine was non stick paper. So apply some butter on it, or even better just apply butter on your non-stick pan and omit the baking sheet

Ceee... said...

I tried this n it was awesome :) n oh so easy ....teehee ..