Save the Chocolate, Brownie!

Chocolates are an indulgence most enjoy. Almost! Of course, there are preferences that may from time to time lead to excessive accumulation of ‘a’ certain type of chocolate. In my case, that would be dark chocolate.

I like my chocolate in a less intense concoction infused with a sugary sweetness that is best advised to avoid. I do because I can now. Fringe benefits of breastfeeding!

So, I thought I might do something about all this dark chocolate in my pantry. Hence, my Save the Chocolate, Brownie! recipe came about.

No regrets.

Save the Chocolate, Brownie! Recipe

Level of Cooking: Entry
Serves: 12 brownies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

250gms Chocolate, chopped
250gms Butter or Margarine
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
4 large Eggs
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups Flour
1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
Leftover nuts coated in chocolate (optional)

Method

1. Place the chocolate and butter in a pyrex (heat resistant) bowl and put in microwave for 50 seconds. Once the two have melted, whisk them gently with a spatula until of smooth consistency.

2. Once slightly cooled, add the eggs one by one and gently whisk.

3. Add brown sugar, cocoa powder, flour and baking powder and gently combine.

4. Pour half brownie batter into a square slice tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Sprinkle the leftover chocolate coated nuts and pour remaining brownie batter over. Bake for 50 minutes or until an inserted skewer withdraws clean. Allow to cool slightly in the tin before slicing.

5. Serve warm or cold.

You will know you have succeeded if your brownie is crusty on the outside and gooey on the inside

Bring a little surprise to your brownie by adding chocolate coated nuts
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