For some time, I have been lamenting the fact that I can not make brownie. There was the Tana Ramsay brownie incident, followed by many further attempts with further recipes. Even the “perfect brownie recipe” I pinned on Pinterest was a failure. I was beginning to think that a chocolate brownie was my baking nemesis; I was ready to give up.
But then – THEN! My friend Rebekah and I were discussing what we were going to bake for The Sisterhood’s Ninja Cookie Drop, and she mentioned she had a fail-safe brownie recipe. I begged for the recipe, and when it arrived in my Facebook inbox, I printed it out straight away and set to baking.
And on that day, I am proud to say that I conquered the brownie.
Since then, I’ve been baking this brownie every few weeks. It’s my go-to “Gah! We’ve got people coming round and there’s nothing in the tins!” sweet treat, and I’ve been bravely trying different combinations. And it still works, by some miracle.
You can replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate pieces, or toasted nuts if you prefer. My favourite variation has been a milk chocolate and pistachio brownie, so once you’ve perfected the original, have fun with creating your own!
Rebekah’s Chocolate Brownie
175g butter, coarsely chopped
175g dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 c caster sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 c plain flour
2 T cocoa powder
1/2 c chocolate chips
Icing sugar, to dust
Preheat oven to fan bake 160degC. Line a 17cm x 27cm baking dish with baking paper.
Melt butter and chocolate together, either in 30-second bursts in the microwave, or in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until smooth, then stir in sugar and eggs.
Sift flour and cocoa powder together, then stir into the chocolate mixture; add the chocolate chips.
Pour into the prepared dish and bake for one hour, or until an inserted skewer comes out moist but clean.
Cool the brownie in the tin, then remove and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar before serving.
Recipe: from my friend Rebekah; original source unknown
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