Posted by: NoCtrlZ | 2011/03/13

Amazing Brownies

I actually forgot to put the cocoa powder in these brownies, and I couldn’t believe it when I realised! They still turned out delicious (especially served with ice cream, see below), but I think they do require that extra chocolate hit for maximum awesomeness!

Makes 16

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 oz Dark Chocolate (choose a good quality, high percentage cocoa one)
  • 12 tablespoons  Butter
  • 2 oz unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Eggs

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and prepare an 8″ square baking tin by lining with baking parchment, leaving enough at the sides to use as “handles” to pull the brownies out when done.
  2. Whisk flour, salt and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water. Remove from heat; whisk in cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time, fully incorporating each one before adding the next. Continue to whisk until mixture is completely smooth and glossy. Now add dry ingredients, whisking (or folding) until just incorporated.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a cake tester/toothpick inserted in the center comes out with wet crumbs.
  5. Cool the brownies in pan on a wire rack for five minutes. Use handles to pull brownies from pan. Completely cool brownies on the rack.
  6. Cut into squares and serve. If not serving immediately, do not cut brownies. The whole brownie cake can be wrapped in plastic wrap, then foil, and refrigerated for up to five days.

When serving, re-heat in a 100°C oven for a few minutes and serve warm with Vanilla Ice Cream and a dusting of icing sugar.

(For some reason the ice cream looks Pac-Man shaped. This was unintentional – honest!)

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