This brownie started off as another recipe but in between I realized I didn't have enough chocolate,or rather Twix bars to make it a Twix Candy bar brownie.Nevertheless,it tasted delicious.Too rich,someone said.But that didn't deter me from chomping off one piece after the other.
Though the recipe is a bit different from the one I follow regularly,which actually made me apprehensive if I'd end up with a cakey brownie,I needn't have worried.The texture is perfect;chocolaty,with a hint of coffee,fudgy and a perfect crust with a surprise taste of twix bars in every bite.
Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Recipe adapted from Edible Garden,Original recipe-Recipegirl
Butter - 1/2 cup/100gms
Milk chocolate - 2oz/60 gms
Dark chocolate - 6oz/180 gms
Instant Coffee powder - 2 tsp
Flour - 1/2 cup+1 tbsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Eggs - 3
Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 cup
Twix Candy Bars(fun size)-4-5,you can use more
Preheat oven to 180C.Grease and line an 8' brownie pan.
Melt the butter and chocolate in a microproof bowl for 2 minutes,stirring once in between till it becomes smooth and glossy.Mix in the coffee powder and stir.Let it cool.
Sift(or stir)together flour,baking powder and salt.
Beat together eggs,vanilla and sugar till creamy and fluffy.
Mix in the cooled chocolate-butter mix and beat again.
Now add in the flour mix and with a spatula,stir till no specks of flour remain and you get a smooth batter.
Stir in the candy bars,you could reserve some for the top too.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean with a few crumbs attached.
Take care not to over bake,the brownies keep cooking while cooling down,so it is better to under bake than to over bake.
Let it cool down completely.Refrigerate for an hour or so before cutting so that you get smooth squares.
Serve on its own or with a scoop of Chocolate ice-cream.
- If you do not have Twix bars,you could try the same recipe using 5 star.(which is what I am baking next!)
- You could reduce(or skip)the coffee powder since I feel the flavor is too strong(for kids and coffee haters!).But the coffee combined with the chocolate is what elevates the brownie to a different level.
- Even though it is difficult to wait,refrigerate the brownie before cutting it,overnight is recommended but at least 1 hour of cooling is necessary to get neat squares.