This past week has been a real chocolate covered week for me… and not just figuratively. At one stage I was covered in cocoa powder and my socks drenched in chocolate. Now this might seem strange but I accidentally spilled some of my chocolate cookie dough on the floor, and in an attempt to clean it up, got it all over my socks 😦
I was planning on making Mini lava cakes over the weekend and since I had all the ingredients already I decided to try out some of Sally’s Fudgy Chocolate Brownies. They’re quite easy to make and super delicious. They are crunchy on the outside and soft, fudgy and chocolatey on the inside. Similar to these cookies here. It creates a real chocolate explosion in your mouth. I only have small baking pans so I made 2 pans and managed to get 18 brownies from the recipe.
I’ve heard people say that if you are a true baker you don’t need a recipe but I find that if I don’t follow the recipe it doesn’t come out the way it is supposed to. For me, leaving out 10 grams can mean the difference between perfection and disaster.
- 3/4 cup (12 Tbsp; 175g) unsalted butter
- one 4 ounce (113g) semi-sweet chocolate bar, coarsely chopped
- 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar2
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup (95g) unsweetened natural or dutch-process cocoa powder3
- 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 and 1/4 cups (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a 9×13 inch pan.
Heat the chopped chocolate and butter in the microwave in 30 second segments. Stir in between until it is soft and all the chocolate has melted. Mix in the sugar until combined then add the eggs and the vanilla extract.
In a separate bowl whisk together the cocoa powder, flour and salt. Then add the dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture. Add the remaining chocolate chips..
Transfer to the baking pan and spread the mixture evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Check whether the brownies are done by inserting a toothpick into the brownies. If the batter is still wet, bake it for another 5-10 minutes. If only a few wet crumbs come out, then your brownies are done.
Remove the pan from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool. Once cooled, cut into squares.
Check out my post later this week to see how my Mini Lava Cakes turned out 🙂