Thursday, 22 March 2012

Gooey Chocolate Bliss

I had a pretty free afternoon yesterday, so I decided to take it off to run some errands. And make brownies. I really felt like their gooey, chewy comfort. And, you can whip them up in no time!


Ingredients


1/2 cup cocoa powder (buy the good stuff, please!)
2 cups caster sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
White chocolate chips (optional)
Milk chocolate chips (optional)


Method


Preheat the oven to 180C and grease and line a largish square baking tin (or use 2 small ones).
In a bowl, whisk together your cocoa powder and melted butter






















Then add caster sugar, and mix together






















Then add the rest of your dry ingredients, and mix until combined (you'll need to move from a whisk to a wooden spoon here)
Then add your eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.






















I then like to add some white chocolate chips to my batter. I use the ones that hold their shape when baked, it just adds to the gooeiness of the brownies. You can really add anything you like here, nuts, dried fruit, anything!






















And, because I'm indulgent, I also like to add milk choc chips. 






















Mix the choc chips into the batter, and then pour the batter into your prepared pan, or pans. You don't want it to be too thick in the pan, so if it's more than a couple of inches thick, use two pans.
























Bake the brownies for about 20-30 minutes. You want them to be gooey in the centre, so I give mine a wobble after 20, and if it's too wobbly, leave it in, and check it every 5 minutes or so. The middle should be sort of firm to the touch, with a hit of wobble underneath. Even if they aren't totally gooey in the middle, they'll still be super yummy!






















Leave it to cool for a little bit in the pan before transferring to a wire rack. You can slice it while its in the pan, and then transfer the pieces. Also, make sure you eat one while it's still warm. You can store these for up to a week in the fridge, and you can warm them through in the microwave to get the gooey centre back. If you are serving them for a dessert (or just want to be extra decadent) melt some chocolate and peanut butter, and pour over the brownies, then top with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. 



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    1. They are yum. I'm going to eat more when I get home. I love that last photo too!

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