I've been putting off uploading this recipe for a good few days now, and so I've finally decided to do it justice. The thing is, these brownies are soo good that anything I say here is unworthy of being on the same page as them. Honestly, they were seriously delicious. Not only that, they were a dawdle to make. Super easy, super awesome. Win win. Lucky for me I found an amazing recipe from www.canadianliving.com/ that needed very minimal tweaking, so most of the hard work was done.
Chocolate Fudge Brownies.
- 5oz semi-sweet chocolate squares
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine (I always use margarine and quite frankly, I can hardly tell the difference)
- 3/4 cup (175ml) granulated sugar
- 2 tsp (10ml) of vanilla extract (i use artificial, but only because i'm a poor student ;p)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (125ml) all-purpose flour (i used cake flour and added an extra tblsp. of flour to compensate)
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (i added another 1/4 cup, but that's because I <3 chocolate chips).
- (optional)1/2 cup peanut butter chips or dessicated coconut or marshmallows or smarties or pretty much any other thing you think would be good in brownies. (as I was making the brownies for Ryan & myself, I thought I'd add an extra personal touch by putting 1/3 cup of peanut butter chips in his half and 1/3 cup of dessicated coconut in my half. like i said, this twist is totally optional).
- 1 tsp icing sugar
Preparation time: 15-20 mins.
Cooking time: 25-30 mins.
Makes 20 brownies.
- Place the oven rack in the center of the oven and heat oven to 350F (180C). Lightly grease the baking pan you're using.
- Coarsely chop or break the chocolate into chunks and place into a saucepan with the butter. Melt slowly over medium-low heat, stirring occassionally. Be sure not to let the chocolate overcook, as it will start to thicken or burn.
- Once melted, remove the mixture from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Whisk in the sugar and the vanilla extract.
- Break the first egg into a small bowl then transfer it to the mixture, whisking until well blended in. Break the second egg into the small bowl, pour into the mixture and whisk well.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, be sure to scrape down the sides. Leave behind no
man... chocolate! Oh, and try resist the urge to just outright eat the chocolate mixture. It'll be worth it in the end..Add half of the flour and stir well with a wooden spoon. Add remaining flour and the salt, and mix well again, until no streaks of flour are left.
- Add the chocolate chips & the personal touch of your choice and mix well until they are evenly distributed throughout the mixture. With a rubber spatula, pour the mixture into the pan and smooth the top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes (as I used a pan with eight separate sections, I only baked them for 23 minutes and they were perfect. When judging whether or not the brownies are done, remember that it's usually better to give them slightly less time than slightly more time, and that they're done when a toothpick inserted into the top comes out clean (with the exception of perhaps a few stray crumbs).
- Remove from oven and let cool before lightly dusting them with icing sugar. Feel free to add more icing sugar if needed. Once cooled, you can cut them with a sharp knife into sections (though quite honestly we definitely didn't wait that long. We can't resist baked goods straight from the oven mmm).
Anddd they're done! Eat up. :)