This is a Brownie with a dry cracked crust, a wonderfully moist texture, and a deep chocolate flavor. Brownies are often classified as “fudgy” or “cakey”, yet I would describe this brownie as a cross between the two.They are wonderful plain or I often serve them for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 150 grams semisweet or bittersweet chocolate block(chopped)
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter/blue band(Kenya)
- 2 tablespoons (15 grams) cocoa powder
- 1 cup (200 grams) granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup (95 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt(Skip this if you use salted butter)
- 3/4 cup (125 grams) semi-sweet chocolate chips/nuts(optional)Method:
1.Preheat the oven @ 180C/350F. Prepare a baking tray by applying butter all round and line with a grease proof/parchment paper on the bottom of the tray.
2.Melt the chocolate and butter in a metal/glass bowl over a pot with simmering water.
3.When it’s all melted, add the cocoa,sugar,vanilla extract and mix till thick using a whisk.
4.Add the egg one at a time and mixing it before u put in the next. Whisk gently just enough to mix in the eggs, if you use alot of strength the batter will get air in and make the cake to rise when cooked, which we don’t want to happen.
5.After mixing the eggs add the flour and stir till it’s fully mixed.Pour onto the ready pan
6.Bake in the preheated oven(180C/350F Gas 4) for about 25 minutes.
7.When ready the surface should be dry and slightly cracked and crusty. When you dip a toothpick/knife you want it to come out with some crumb, not dry.
8.Allow to cool while on the tin and when fully cooled divide it to the desired size.
Chef Raphael’s Tip:
You can add Chocolate chips or nuts(small pieces) to give the brownie a different texture and crunch. Add them after mixing in the flour before you pouring into the baking tray.
If possible have a grease proof paper lined for your convenience when removing the cake when ready.
This recipe is for a 8*8 inch square pan or a similar sized rectangular one.
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