Friday, June 17, 2011

Surprisingly Good Classic Brownies

Two of my old ex-classmates came over for dinner. One of my friends, www, loves western food especially American food. Hence I made a 4 course American themed dinner for them.



These may looked ordinary. But if eaten a day after it is baked, you will slave for it. My husband and I felt that brownies should never eaten on it's own as it is rather rich for the palate and best served warm with vanilla ice-cream. It is really addictive. Although, I am a non-chocolate fan, I was totally won over by this recipe.


Recipe for a 9 inch x 9 inch tray

Base
100g Butter
80g Sugar
1 Egg
200g Plain flour
50g Cocoa powder
1/2 tsp Baking powder

Steps


  1. Beat butter and sugar till creamy.
  2. Add in egg and mix well.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Mix well.
  4. Line tray with baking sheet, grease it.
  5. Put the dough into the tin. Pat the dough evenly.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes in 150 degree celsius pre-heated oven.

Cake
4 Eggs
250g Sugar
200g Plain flour
50g Cocoa Powder
1 tsp baking powder
200g Mixed nuts (chopped)
50g Chocolate Chips
180g Butter
300g Chocolate

Steps:


  1. Using a double-boiler, melt chocolate and butter into liquid state. Remove from heat.
  2. Beat sugar and eggs till thick, white and foamy.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Mix well.
  4. Add in cooled melted chocolate mixture.
  5. Stir well.
  6. Add in chopped nuts and chocolate chips. Mix well.
  7. Add to the baked 1st layer. Sprinkle some nuts and chocolate chips on the top of the brownies.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes in a 160 degree celsius pre-heated oven.
  9. Best eaten a day after.


Brownies lovers, this is a recipe to keep in your safe.