Fudgy Brownies

15304550_10211359431412359_5854274152923426460_oI have a weakness for anything chocolate. Given the chilly winter evenings in Delhi these days, I was really craving a warm fudgy and gooey brownie to hit the spot. After going through tons of websites and watching a million videos, I decided to go with an adapted recipe of my own.

I don’t own kitchen scales yet so I looked up recipes that used cups as a measure and boy were they difficult to find! Anyway, I really enjoyed baking and devouring these brownies. My friends kept raving about it and that’s a good sign!

Ingredients

2/3 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons good quality cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon flaky salt

2 eggs

50 grams dark chocolate (you can use milk if you like)

25 grams butter

chocolate chips/walnuts/any other toppings of your choice

Method

  1. Melt your chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pot of boiling water. Make sure the bottom of your bowl isn’t touching the water or your chocolate will burn. You can also melt this mixture in your microwave. Microwave the mixture at 30 second bursts mixing till between till it’s all well combined.
  2. Allow the mixture to cool for 5 minutes and then add in the sugar, the cocoa powder, the baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and the eggs. You will have a gloopy mixture, but don’t worry it’ll come together beautifully soon.
  3. Line a square baking tin with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat your oven to 170 degrees
  4. Sift in your flour into the chocolate egg mixture. Mix just until combined or your brownie will not be fudgy. The mixture will be quite stiff, but that’s okay. That’s exactly what we want. Fold in any toppings of your choice if using any.
  5. Transfer mixture to your baking tin. Smooth out the mixture best as you can for even baking. Bake at 170 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with wet crumbs.
  6. Allow the brownies to cool on a wire rack. Once cool, apply to face!
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