Thursday, 15 May 2014

Chocolate Brownies Recipe

Up for a sweet treat? Having people for dinner/tea/lunch, and you don't have anything for desert nor the time? 
Then this, ladies and gentlemen is the recipe for you. You can never go wrong with a brownie except if the people you're baking for are diabetic, then you should reconsider in making these goodies. 

250g Unsalted Butter
200g Dark Chocolate
75g White Chocolate
360g Caster Sugar
65g Plain Flour
80g Cocoa Powder
1 tspn Baking Powder
4 Eggs

What you will need:
Large Mixing Bowl
Measuring Scale
Baking Sheet
Baking Tin
Wooden Spoon

The Method:

This recipe is super easy guys and it should take you around 30 minutes to make and another 30 minutes to bake. The first thing that every recipe tells you to do is to preheat your oven, in this case at 175 degrees C/345 Fahrenheit. Afterwards, prepare all the ingredients mentioned above and weigh them. I'd like to mention as well that you can always make some modifications to it, for instance because I am lactose intolerant, I used vegan butter (that's why it looks white) instead of the usual dairy butter. Also by all means you can reduce the amount of sugar because it's a HUGE amount and you can make it healthier as you wish.

Now that you have weighed all the ingredients, place the dark chocolate and the butter in one bowl and put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes to melt. If a microwave is not available, place them on a burner.
Once you've achieved a creamy consistency like the one above, it is time to just put the other ingredients except the eggs in and start mixing. You can always add to the texture anything that you would like to.
Now that you're ready and you've achieved that, crack those eggs and beat them - (if you don't know how to, trust me and seize for some help, or you'll end up with your egg smashed on your carpet or so) and add them to the mixture and once more mix it altogether.

The next step is to put the texture in the baking tin with the baking sheet on top so that it would be easier to get the brownie out and and it will not stick to the tin. (What I do with the baking sheet is that I put it under running water before I place it in, so that it will take the shape of the tin easily). Place the mixture all nice and evenly and pop it in the oven.
We can move on for the uninteresting part of the whole baking thing - washing those dirty dishes, which I tend to leave them for my brother to do. Instead, in the meantime I like to watch some YouTube videos, or read some blog posts or just play a game on my iPad.

30-35 minutes have passed, and it's time for the one big brownie to come out of the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. At this time you will be tempted to taste the brownie, but I am assuring you that it's not worth to try (you will burn your tongue and when the brownie is nice and cool to eat you will not taste it). Once it has cooled down, take a knife and cut into 16 pieces, place it on a plate with some ice-cream or strawberries or yogurt or you can just leave it plain like I did and start digging in. Trust me when I say, they are delicious.

Disclaimer: I am not your excuse if you went up a dress size, control yourself! haha.
I hope that you enjoyed this recipe and try it yourself and if you do so please instagram me your pictures using the #casualscrollingsbrownies because I'm a nosy and like to see what other people come up with.

Thank you for your time and have a great day.

Stay Beautiful,
Belle xxx