Chocolate Brownies

One time Davina came to visit and mentioned her chocolate brownies. So after she got home I asked for the recipe. Davina, being American, shipped me two packets of ready made brownie mix. I’m not really a ready mix kind of guy so I made my own recipe.

Chocolate Brownies

Steven Thomas

Ingredients
  

  • 200 grams dark or plain Chocolate 70% cocoa solids
  • 250 grams butter or 125 grams Butter and cup oil
  • Optional 1/2 cup Strong Black Coffee or Expresso
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup sugar depending on your sweet tooth
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup nuts e.g. pecans, broken and possibly toasted
  • [Optional] 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • [Optional] 50 grams milk chocolate chunks or bits
  • [Optional] 50 grams white chocolate chunks or bits
  • 1/2 cup nuts broken

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven 170º C
  • Melt, mix, and cool the chocolate, butter and coffee
  • Add vanilla to chocolate mix
  • Beat eggs, salt and sugar for 10 minutes
  • Mix eggs with chocolate
  • Add flour, nuts, baking powder and chocolate chunks (or bits) to mixture, stir until no lumps (aside from the chocolate)
  • Pour into greased tray (30 cm by 30 cm, or 30 cm by 20 cm for a thicker version)
  • Press nuts into top of brownies
  • Bake for 35 minutes at 170º C
  • Cut after the cake is cool (neither hot nor cold).

Notes

Makes 16-20. There is an option to turn it into Triple Chocolate Brownies.

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