Friday, December 11, 2009
Fudgy, Sticky, Gooey Brownies
I've never baked brownies before. No, really! I've eaten tons of them. Most of the time, cafes and restaurants seem to have brownie with icecream as the only half-decent choice for dessert. But I don't think I've given too much thought to brownies per se. Except last week when I was browsing Shaheen's beautiful blog and came across her recipe for Baked brownies. I know all brownies are baked, but these were made with a recipe from Baked, the famous New York bakery.
They are quite simple to make too. Melt 90 grams butter and 130 grams chocolate in a microwave. Let cool to room temperature, then add 3/4 cup sugar and mix. Beat in two eggs, one at a time. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, then fold in 1/2 cup flour that you have mixed with 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder. Pour everything in a foil lined 7 x 5 baking dish, top with walnuts and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool, then cut into squares.
Are they good brownies? Sure. I liked them, and so did my friends. Are they the best brownies I've eaten? Surely not. Some blogs I read said they would get better after 24 hours, but the brownies didn't last long enough for me to test that. But now that I've made my first good brownie, I am on a lookout for the "best" brownie recipe. Any suggestions?