Whenever I am craving for something rich and chocolaty,I turn to baking brownies.Though I never can zero down on one recipe for a brownie,off late,this one has been a keeper.I dilly dally a lot when it comes to how I want my brownie to be,sometimes I want chewy and fudgy brownies and sometimes I crave for those gooey brownies which are crusty on top and gooey in the middle.
I think this one fits the bill perfectly.It forms a beautiful crust after baking and is rich and fudgy.Perfect to pair with some ice-cream.
Double Chocolate Brownies
Recipe from Joy of Baking
Butter - 1/2 cup/100gms
Dark chocolate - 150 gms,chopped
Instant coffee powder - 1 tsp
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Caster sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 3,room temperature
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Flour - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Chocolate chips - 1/2 cup
Walnuts - 1/4 cup,chopped
Grease and line an 8′ square baking tin.Preheat oven to 190C.
In a Micro-proof bowl add butter and chocolate and microwave on full power for 1 minute.Stir the mix till the chocolate is melted.If any chocolate chunks remain,microwave for another 30 seconds.(you can do this on stove top too by double boiling the bowl of chocolate and butter).
Mix in the instant coffee powder,cocoa powder and caster sugar and beat.
Add in the eggs one by one,beating well after each addition.Stir in the vanilla. Add flour,salt and beat well.
Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts and give a final mix.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30-35 minutes or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean(a few moist crumbs here and there is fine as the brownie continues cooking as it cools down). Let the brownie cool in the tin for 10 minutes and then remove from the tin and continue cooling on the wire rack. When completely cool,cut the brownie into 16 pieces,a dough scraper works best here.
Serve warm with some ice-cream or with coffee.
- You can skip the nuts if you like,but personally I feel walnuts add an extra zing to the brownies.Cinnamon(powdered)too is a wonderful addition,add it along with the flour.
- Wait for the brownies to cool down completely to get neat squares.I couldn’t wait(as usual) and cut them when they were still warm. Every oven is different so baking time may differ.However when it comes to baking brownies,under baking is fine as over baking would result in hard brownies and you wouldn’t want that!