Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BROWNIES 18



I think it's time to introduce you to the new members of the Brownieville world.  You already know me, my other half (Brownieville Man) my taste testers supreme Brownieville Boys #1 and #2 (although brownieville boy #2 would prefer to be referred to as "the talented one" or "the brilliant one" or even "the handsome one"!!! ) The new members of the team are Brownieville Brother-in-Law (BVBIL), Brownieville Boy #3 (not very interested in anything other than football!!) Brownieville Boy #4 (another fantastic taste tester) and Brownieville Princess (who will keep me baking or else!!!!!).*

Dom over at Belleau Kitchen has challenged us to bake a random recipe from our first ever cook book - well my first ever cook book was "Look I Can Cook" (the orange omelet being a particular favourite!) but that book has gone the same way as my youth and disappeared forever!!!!!  I imagine that I share Delia's "Complete Illustrated Cookery Course" with many others as my first cookbook that I still possess, so cheating a little I asked Brownieville Princess to choose a recipe for us to bake - she wasn't impressed that there were no cupcakes or muffins, and compromised with Delia's "American Brownies"..



I have to say that BVP chose well - these are good brownies, rich, chocolaty and squidgy.  These little treats head straight to near the top of the list, I'm thinking second or third place - I made a double quantity and they lasted about 10 minutes (I am cooking for alot of people these days) not bad going!!

*Brownieville Sister #2, Brownieville BIL #2, and Brownieville Boys #5 and  #6, and Brownieville Baby should also be mentioned!



American Brownies

110g             Butter
50g               Plain Chocolate (I used 80%)
2                   Eggs, beaten
225g             Granulated Sugar
50g               Sifted Flour
1 tsp             Baking Powder
110g            Chopped Nuts (I left these out BVP is not a fan)

Preheat oven to 180 C
Line a 7 x 11 tin with baking paper

Melt the butter and chocolate over a double boiler.
Stir the other ingredients into the butter and chocolate mixture.
Mix well and then pour into the prepared tin spreading out evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes (mine took 45!) until the mixture shows signs of shrinking away from the sides and the centre feels springy.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then divide into small pieces (it's rich!) and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


Doubles well ..... Enjoy!

29 comments:

Gloria said...

Look delicious! gloria

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

It's a whole village of Brownies. I'm imagining something like the world where postman Pat lives but covered in chocolate!! With so many mouths to feed I'm assuming your brownie pan is the size of a small bus? The brownies look fab. Thanks for taking part. Dom x

yummychunklet said...

=D I like how the recipe says "American" brownies. It gave me a chuckle.

aipi said...

Gorgeously fudgy n chocolaty- LOVE brownie anytime :)
US Masala

Rhyleysgranny said...

I think I am going to start a Blog called 'Cooking My Way Through BVG's Brownie Recipes' LOl
I have Delia too. haven't we all? I have never made those. Must go and have a look, They look good x

Hester Casey said...

It's lovely to meet all the Brownievilles and I love Dom's challenge. These brownies sound good enough for BVP's exacting standards :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I just posted to Dom's challenge! Being American I think BVP made a great choice! Can't wait to see what else Miss BVP has in store for us! Maybe she'll make us some mini-brownie cupcakes??? I think BVP did a splendid job on her brownies!

Jennifurla said...

yah brownies, the one thing I am craving right now. Looks great.

Clare said...

Very nice to meet you all!

BVP has excellent taste in baked goods!

Pam said...

I like the name of them, "American." Sounds like to me, BVP knows what's good. And you have one impressive Brownieville family!

Sugar Plum Cupcake said...

oh yummy!!! i like your Brownieville family <3

Susan Lindquist said...

Man, oh man! That's one good brownie recipe ... American, huh? As opposed tooo ...? haha! I think Miss BVP pulled a good one from the cookbook! I'm going to link you to a recipe that I'm making this weekend for a community reception at our church ... think you will like it!

Cheers, Browniegirl!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You can't go wrong with brownies. These look yummy and are a perfect choice. I have to post on Dom's challenge tomorrow.

Chele said...

Wow - thats a lot of Brownieville's! ;0)
Fab brownies, the look like a bake I could dive nose first into!

Choclette said...

I remember the orange omelettes, weren't they weird? That was my 2nd cook book. Good to see you baking again - or at least blogging about baking again. I think you're ahead of me on the brownie testing - not sure how many I've done but I don't think it's 18 yet.

Chocolate Here said...

That's a whole lotta tasters you got there missie. I hope they are doing some of the washing up :-0

Nice recipe but I am banned from brownies/baking and indeed butter for a while. Self imposed but I be it won't last long!

Susan at www.ugogrrl.com said...

American Brownies sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Angela/Soap Mom's Kitchen/Sutherland Soap Creamery said...

You can never have enough brownie recipes. Thanks for sharing another!!!!

Michael Toa said...

Hello there. I found your blog through Dom's at Belleau Kitchen. Love brownies and this one sounds fab! Lasted about 10 minutes? That sounds about right around here as well. My friends turn to monsters when I mention brownies or any chocolatey treats to them.

Susan Lindquist said...

Tried to email you the link for these ... doesn't work for some reason ... What do you think? They were pretty tasty to us! I only brought four home from the reception.

http://thespicegarden.blogspot.com/2011/05/little-brownie-bonbons.html

Angela said...

Excellent choice. I would take a supper of pizza, brownies, and vanilla ice cream over the best gourmet dinner in the world. These look fab.

theordinarycook said...

ooh I love Delia's American Brownies, good choice.

freerangegirl said...

Ooh, its the first one of the random recipes that ive made before! Very good choice, cant go wrong with a classic!

searchingforspice said...

Definitely a good choice. I like your method of getting BVP to choose - I may try it.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Saw this post and today and thought of you! Please check it out when you have a moment! Have a wonderful weekend!

http://ritamay-days.blogspot.com/2011/05/keep-calm-and-eat-brownie.html

Zoe said...

You are so lucky to get so many food testers. Envious of your large Brownieville family. This brownie sounds delicious...your Brownieville family is lucky too to have you cooking for them :D

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

happy to stop by today...i have missed you...
the brownies look great...

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just stopping by to say thank you for wishing Susan at "From Beyond My Kitchen Window" a Happy Birthday! That was so sweet of you!

Megan@foodalution.com said...

Squidgy! I would eat any brownie that was squidgy! Delicious - Long time no visit! I do hope you are well! Love that you are still at it!