Tuesday, 27 March 2012

chewy and chocolaty brownies

Inspired by my bil's uncle scrumptious chewy, chocolaty, fudgy and sinful brownies *seriously, it's that good!*,  I tried making one few months back. However mine was not as good as the bil's uncle's. It was too sweet and unfortunately the nuts used was stale that it somehow disturbs the good chocolaty taste of the Brownie. *There you go tip #1* But despite by the above unsatisfactory it was finished within one day by my mom, my lil sis, my lil brother and of course, yours truly.

The second attempt was Brownies using Cadbury Black Forrest Chocolate and the result was even worst! Pathetically, I insisted on using the same stale nuts so u can guess how the rest of the story goes. And from that I learnt that there is always reason behind the creation of everything including eating choc and cooking choc.

Nevertheless, I'm still sharing the recipe of my first brownies attempt. If it wasn't too sweet and the nuts are okay I guess it would've turn out fine with a chewy texture and chocolaty taste. And by the way, the recipe is specially dedicated to a dear friend of mine, Neda. She's in her mid semester break and if she does write a review on the recipe I will re-post it here :)

This one is my bil's uncle Brownie. I forgot to shoot mine :(
Chewy brownies

500g of dark chocolate (I used Beryl's the dark chocolate-rather sweet that's why I think I ended up having a very sweet brownie)
1 pack unsalted butter (about 227 g using New Zealand brand)
1/2 c brown sugar *the original recipe was about 3 cups*
1/2 c flour
1/2 c roasted nuts* - I used chopped walnuts*or is it pecan? I'm so sorry I can't remember* and almonds

1. Preheat oven to180 degrees C. Grease 10x10 inches pan and cover with parchment paper. I think the usage of parchment paper is a MUST here.
2.Melt the choc and butter using microwave or double boil.
3.Mix well and add sugar until combine and followed by flour and nuts
4. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until skewer inserted comes out clean
5. Let it cool completely before u cut it. Caution: it will get very sticky if it doesn't cool completely.