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Thursday, 29 August 2013

Brownies

The other day, out of a sudden I craved so desperately wanted to eat a piece of cake.  Thought I could make a quick bake for a cheesecake.  So I look into my fridge, duh....no cream.  So I've to forget about baking a cheesecake as it was already 5pm and doesn't want to go out to just buy cream.  And another quick tinkle came to mind, what about brownies?  So go back to the fridge to search for all the ingredients, duh.....I run out of chocolate.  So I told myself forget all about baking a cake for that day.  So, no cakes to eat and instead I just grab a Copycat Famous Amos chocolate chips cookies to munch.

While searching in the web for brownies the other day, I have bookmarked two sites but I ended using the Joy Of Baking instead.

Brownies
Ingredients
150g semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (I used VH semisweet dark chocolate)
113g unsalted butter, cut into pieces
15g cocoa powder
200g granulated white sugar  (I used 140g only)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
95g all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
125g  semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

* I add 50g of chopped walnuts 

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place the rack in the center of the oven. Butter (or spray with a nonstick cooking spray) an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan, and line the bottom of the pan with parchment or wax paper.

Melt the chocolate and butter in a large stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar . Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally, stir in the flour, salt and chocolate chips (if using).

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Do not over bake. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled. These freeze very well.

Makes 16 brownies.






  Oh.....it is indeed yummy!  And I love it.  I believe these brownies taste much 
  more delicious after its aged for a day or two!  But don't think it can last for that long.....

  Do give this a try if you feel like having brownies and add some nuts for some crunchy bite.






22 comments:

  1. Oh I love brownies! And your adding the nuts do give it a wonderful crunch. Great with a cup of coffee!

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  2. Mel, I have tried this Joy of Baking brownies and I love it too! But my photos did not come out nicely. Looks so black, that's why I did not post it hah! hah!

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  3. Wish i could have some of your brownies, mel ^^ I've been craving cake for weeks but too lazy to do anything about it! These brownies looks so chocolate-y good! ^^

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  4. Hi Mel,
    Lovely brownies! And so perfect with that glass of milk! I love the milk cold when eating with brownies! Yum!

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  5. i love brownies especially with vanilla icecream on top.

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  6. Wow, wonderful recipe! And a wonderful blog! It is a blog I will follow in the future! I actually have a food blog too and I hope you will check mine out and give your opinion on it! :-) http://onekitchen.blogspot.dk/
    - Julia, OneKitchen

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  7. Hi Mel! Nice shots! Your pics are getting better compared to your older posts!!!

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  8. Looks so beautifully rich and moist.

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  9. It won't be wrong to make brownies when you're craving something sweet. Lovely treat.

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  10. I can't remember how long I did not make some brownie, wish to have a piece or two from you.

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  11. Now you got me craving for brownies too! My favourite part is the crunchy top on the brownies :)

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  12. It would be great to have one to bite on this moment!

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  13. This is my kind of treat! Looks so good & great with a glass of cold milk or even ice cream! I'm craving for ice cream now, actually! LOL

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  14. Hi Mel,
    Yummy brownies ! Looking at yours me too craving for some.. lol
    Love your clicks!
    mui

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  15. Hi Mel, your brownies looks yummy! Honestly i never make brownies before, should give it a try next time, thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Your brownies really looks so good, sure to satisfy any chocolate cravings!

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  17. Hi, Mel, late for this post. Haven't had brownies for such a long time, can share some with me?

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  18. Hi Mel,

    My son and I love watching video from Joy of Baking at youtube when we got nothing better to do :D

    If my son knows this brownies recipe is so good, he will pester me to bake these for him :P

    Zoe

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  19. Coming over with my cuppa :)

    When I have that cravings.. I just to need to whisper into my daughter's ear and she would make us a sinfully rich decadent brownies...

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  20. What a wonderful way to indulge a little! :) Love brownies but don't make them often at all. I'm afraid I would eat them all up all by myself! hahaha....

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  21. Love brownies but haven't had them for at least 6 months. These look so yummy! I have to make one from scratch one day (yep, never made from scratch... about time?). My son really loves them, too. These look perfect!

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  22. We always end up making brownies when we feel like baking but have run out of most ingredients. Doesn't it cheer you up just making them?

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