3 Apr 2015

mix and melt

With the Easter break comes down time from work and study. Between swimming and sleeping, I've found some time to bake an old favourite of mine.

They're so easy, I'm considering baking some for my colleagues one day.

P.S. Garmin swim is pretty useful.

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melt and mix brownies     makes a 20 x 20cm square; 16 pieces
adapted from an old recipe

150g unsalted butter, cubed
200g caster sugar*
2 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla essence
56g dutch process cocoa powder
95g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped**

Preheat oven to 190 degrees celcius. Line a 20cm square baking tin.

Melt butter and sugar in a pot. 

Mix in eggs and vanilla when butter and sugar is warm. Sift in the cocoa, flour and baking powder and stir to combine. Add in chocolate and mix. Transfer mixture into the baking tray and move it around so it spreads evenly around the pan.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until skewer comes out with moist crumbs. 

Cut into 16 squares when warm and eat or leave to cool before storing in an air tight container.

*Or brown sugar - but I didn't have any.
**I used Lindt's coconut intense this time. You may also substitute with roasted nuts.