How is everyone? I’m so happy because I am very excited for this post. This is the first brownie recipe to go on my blog! The first, I hope, of many.
Before I get to the brownies, I must mention an awesome New Zealand movie I saw the other day. Hunt For The Wilderpeople. It was such a good film! Not only was it absolutely hilarious but it was just a great piece of cinema. I love Taika Waititi’s work, and this did not disappoint! So if you are Kiwi and have not seen it yet, please do, and if you are elsewhere in the world and have access to it then I really recommend you watch it as well. Now on to food…..
Rich, chocolaty, chewy brownies. If they sound like your type of brownie, read on!
Everyone has their own idea for how a “perfect” brownie should be. Some like them cakey others like them fudgy, some dense, others chewy and some in the middle of all the above. Personally, I am very picky about the type of brownies I will eat. I like dense, fudgy, chewy brownies. Brownies that are almost considered gooey. Unfortunately, these types of brownies can be hard to come by as I often find that they can sometimes have too much of an eggy flavour because they often use a lot of eggs to get that fudgy, dense texture. Using a ton of eggs also makes brownies quite an expensive treat.
And so begins the experiments…..
a day two days of experiments (do I ever leave the kitchen?!) I stumbled across a recipe from Sallys Baking Addiction that used brown sugar in brownies. I am a lover for brown sugar but I had never used it in a brownie before. I then went one step further and changed all the sugar in the base recipe I was using to brown sugar to see what would happen….
Well, as you can see from the above pictures, what happened was nothing short of AWESOME! They turned out super rich and chocolatey and because of the brown sugar, they turned out super chewy and, well, awesome! I gave these to my family and friends and they went crazy for them. I think I counted one person eating around 4 or 5 at once!
There are no other words to describe these, so you will just have to try them and let me know what you think of them.
- 75g Butter
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1 Egg
- 2/3 Cups Brown Sugar
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Essence
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa
- 1/3 Cup Flour
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line an 8"x8" tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter and chocolate chips together leave leave to cool slightly.
- Beat the egg, brown sugar and vanilla together for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add the chocolate mixture and stir in.
- Stir in the cocoa until nearly combined and then finally add the flour and stir until just combined.
- Pour into the prepared tin and place in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Check it at 15 mins as crumbs should still be attached when a skewer is inserted.
- Allow to cool before removing from the tin and serving.