According to my calendar, today is brownie day and it also happens to be my birthday (can I get a yeah, yeah ! 😉 ) so, of course, I had to share this amazingly delicious and easy recipe, they are really the best brownies ever !
2 cups of sugar
1 1/3 cups of flour ( sifted )
1 tsp baking powder
200 gr of good quality dark chocolate ( 70% cacao )
150 grs butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
a pinch of salt
white chocolate chips/chunks ( optional )
Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees and line in with baking paper your tray. ( I use a rectangular 34cm from Tala )
In a large bowl, mix together the sifted flour, baking powder and sugar and set aside.
In another bowl, melt the chocolate and butter over simmering water. When it’s soft, incorporate this to the dry ingredients bowl with the vanilla.
Add the eggs , mixing them in one by one; finally, add the white chocolate chips ( or chunks )and mix well . Pour the mix in the tray and bake for about 20/ 25 minutes.
Because you don’t want to brownies to be dry, make sure that the inside is a bit soft and sticky when you do the toothpick test ( you know, when you bake a cake and you check with a toothpick if the cake is cooked and it has to come out dry ) . This way you’ll get them nice and soft in the middle.
Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting them in squares. Ice cream or double cream is always a good pairing when serving, but they are also delicious on their own!
I’ll be blowing my birthday’s candles on one of these bad boys later! ; )