Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Best Chocolate Brownies

This recipe, which is taken and adapted from Nigella’s fab book “Domestic Goddess” is absolutely brilliant. This is my lovely wife’s staple, standard and fool-proof offering and having conducted in-depth and painstaking research she can confirm that this is indeed the very best brownie recipe out there.

This makes about 24 pieces.

You will need:

200g unsalted butter
200g Lindt dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids)
100g Lindt white chocolate, chopped into smallish pieces
3 large eggs
½tbsp vanilla extract
250g caster sugar
114g plain flour

And then you need to:

Heat the oven to 180C. Line a large baking tin (30cm x 20cm and 5cm deep) with greaseproof paper, sides and all.

Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy saucepan. In a glass bowl beat the eggs with the sugar and the vanilla.

When the chocolate has melted, let it cool for about 2 minutes and then beat in the eggs and the sugar.

Add the flour, mix well and then stir in the white chocolate pieces.

Scrape out of the saucepan and into the lined tray.

Bake for about 25-30minutes. You want them to still be gooey in the middle so don’t overcook them. Remove and leave to cool.

Place a large wooden board on top of the tray and with one clever deft flick turn the whole lot over. The brownies will be lying face down on the wooden board. Remove the paper, and cut into big bite sized pieces.



Mufaddal said...

i love reading this blog - ithink you cover a pretty good range of recipes and background stories as well. i used to stay in dubai but have left for an extended period; i miss the variety of restaurants the most - the myriad of different cuisines available on any given friday night

i'd like to suggest graduating to a full blown website. this would make it easier to hunt for related recipes and allow you to maintain a pretty accessible database of recipes, which are frankly, in a linear format - currently. also it'll help the format making it easier to scan, with recipes on individual pages..

just a suggestion. hope u'll consider.

nzm said...

OMG, HMHB - your wife can cook?

More to the point - you let her into the kitchen? LOL

halfmanhalfbeer said...

NZM: the brownies are the only thing my lovely wife does cook and she is only allowed in the kitchen once a week!


Mars said...

oh yum. will try this soon.

alexander... said...

Mufaddal - we'd love to migrate to a full blown site. All it takes is a lot of money or a mad web developer (Keefieboy?) willing to handle the handover!

HMHB: Sarah has refused to enter the kitchen since a Jordanian taxi driver and part time numerologist said she shouldn't be in the kitchen as she might cut herself. The excuse serves us both mighty well!!! :)