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Thursday 29 August 2013


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, 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.

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 

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. 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.