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Chocolate Brownies

Introduction & method

Everybody loves chocolate brownies, don't they? With their slightly crispy top and bottom and chewy gooey interior, they are a treat.

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Prep


Line a 20cm (8 inch) square ovenproof dish with greaseproof / parchment paper. Leave some hanging over two opposite edges so you'll be able to lift out the baked brownie. Preheat your oven to 140°C (284°F) fan, 160°C (360°F)) conventional, gas 3.

You need to melt the butter. Probably the best way to do that is in a microwave. Cut the butter into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe bowl that's big enough to hold all your ingredients. Give it 30 seconds to start with, then additional 10 second bursts until the butter is all melted. Stir in the sugar, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Set aside to cool somewhat. You don't want the mixture to scramble your eggs. When it is cool, add one egg and stir it into the mix. When that is fully incorporated, do the same with the other egg. Stir in the flour, and keep stirring until you cannot see it any more.

Bake


Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes. Take it out and check whether it is done - the mixture should be set and not wobbly. Because all ovens are different, you may need to bake it for an extra 5, 10 or 15 minutes.

When it's done, allow to cool completely. Trim the crunchy edges off (cook's perk, you can eat them), and divide the mega-brownie into 16, or 9 if you prefer a bigger brownie.

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Ingredients & Info



 140 grams unsalted butter
 250 grams white granulated sugar
 65 grams pure cocoa powder
 quarter tsp salt
 65 grams plain flour
 2 eggs

PLUS

Vanilla essence, extract, bean paste or actual vanilla. Make sure your cocoa powder is just that, without any additives like sugar etc.


UNITS:
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Makes 16 brownies
Prep time: 10 minutes.
Cooling time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 35 minutes.
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes.