When I'm seriously craving some sugary food- you know how you just can't get those thoughts of really yummy things out of your head! I know that I can't help but be naughty, and HAVE to get my fix and definitely want something worth being bad for. I know that if I head to Woolies or the bakery down on Park Rd, there is a chance that I may be let down and could be a total waste of my empty calories! Therefore, I always try and make it my sugar fixes myself.
I always wonder what I'm going to make, and this is my fail-safe. Super decadent, chocolate of course, moist to the point where could almost consider it juicy, BROWNIES!
Good on their own, or with toppings like peanut butter icing, chocolate ganache, white chocolate chips? Hell you can even add things like strawberry oil or mint essence.. Mmmmmmmmm.. In the picture above, I've added white chocolate chunks, bittersweet glaze and white chocolate squiggles to dress them up a bit.
So here is one of my successful recipes I use 90% of the time. I can't remember where exactly I sourced it from.
Makes approximately 12-16 pieces.. I suggest doubling this recipe as they won't last.
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
200g unsalted butter, chopped
200g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 190°C. Line a 5-6cm deep, 18cm square pan with parchment paper.
Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.
Add eggs and vanilla.. Mix well then sift flour and cocoa over chocolate mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour batter into your cake pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until just set I like to pull mine out about 5 minutes early as the heated mixture continues to cook once removed. Set aside to cool. Once cooled lift out cover in Cling Wrap and refrigerate overnight as this helps it set again
The day after - if you've waited that long, remove from fridge cut into squares and EAT!