Whenever I say brownie, I see people smiling. Is one of those desserts loved by everyone. I rarely make them, since brownies are high in calories, and so delicious I cannot stop with “having just one”. This recipe is inspired by Manuela @Passion for baking, a Norwegian baker and blogger, from whom I’ve learned many things, when I was new to cooking and baking. The recipe makes fudgy brownies, which I like more than cake-like brownies.
It’s easy-peasy, so don’t hesitate to try it yourself. You basically melt the butter and sugar together, then add the other ingredients and that’s it.
Your loved ones would go crazy about it. Serve it with fresh fruits such as raspberries, or strawberries and a dollop of ricotta, to go the extra mile.
Preparation time – 45 min
Makes 9 big pieces, or 12 medium ones.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup corn-starch
- 300 g dark chocolate (min 70%)
- 4 tablespoons pure unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 to 1 & 1/4 cup brown sugar (I usually go with one cup)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
- Start melting the chocolate and butter together in bain-marie (a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water).
- Once the chocolate is melted add the brown sugar and mix well.
- Check if the mixture is still hot. If yes, wait a little bit to cool. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
- Add the flour, corn starch, cocoa and a pinch of salt.
- Be careful not to over-mix.
- At the end stir the walnuts.
- Pour the batter into a lined 25 x 25 cm pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting it.