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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Anne's Brownies

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How's your Christmas anyway ? Me ? Besides vacuuming the floor ? :D All I did was read , sleep , read , sleep , cook  hahahaha

I was planning on baking my way thru next year but our kitchen scale had other idea tsk It expired after more than 5 years of hard labor . I had to buy the cheapest I could find and it's an old-fashion one , the brand's  Tanita so it's a good quality  . After using digital scale for a long time this one will take time getting used to :P , had to bend to better check the correct quantity ^-^"

So onto the brownies , I had to try making it with light brown sugar but of course I have to check some recipes online and some books I borrowed from the library for inspiration . And because I'm the one who's going to clean up , too *sigh* hee hee I had to steal some idea from this one pan brownies recipe so that I don't have to wash TOO MUCH things heh! Oh , these brownies are crunchy on top , gooey and chewy inside and it's really yummmm but since I made it , don't take my word for it heh!

100 grams bittersweet chocolate
100 grams butter
175 grams light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
85 grams plain flour
2 T instant espresso
1 T natural unsweetened  cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
50 grams chopped roasted walnuts
150 grams white chocolate

* Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
* Butter and line with foil or parchment paper an 8-inch baking pan , set aside.
* Put butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of steaming but not boiling water , stirring occasionally until melted  . Remove from heat , let cool.
* Stir the sugar into the chocolate mixture until sugar is dissolved . Add eggs one at a time , beating with a wooden spoon until well combined .
* Sift the flour , espresso , cocoa and salt onto the mixture and mix thoroughly , add in the vanilla , stir and add the chopped walnuts and white chocolate . Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes or so .
* Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting .

Makes 16 brownies




4 comments:

  1. These do look like my kind of brownies-yum! Your description does fit the picture and now I am ready for some of this chocolatey goodness.
    I do not use a scale, but I use my clothes. If they fit tighter it is time to cut back! I did not indulge too much for Christmas-mainly because the family host this year does not like to cook, so the meal was just ok and no extra goodies for dessert.

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  2. I love those gorgeous brownies loaded with real chocolate!
    Happy New Year, Anne!

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing. Now I need to plan a party

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  4. Your brownie look to good and tasty! Happy New Year 2012 to you too..

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