Sunday, September 25, 2011
Here in blogland we have a very significant event approaching, Chele's and Choclette's baby has reached the ripe old age of ONE! Yes, the wonderful We Should Cocoa has come of age - not bad when they have to decide on different ingredients to challenge us to team up with chocolate every month - some have been more difficult than others (you know what they were Choclette!!!!!).
This month Chele has asked us to bake something for the birthday celebration, and what could Brownieville Girl bake but some brownies - these were my maiden voyage in my new oven - and I probably underestimated the amount of time they needed - the center was maybe a teeny weeny bit too squidgy - but that said they were just delicious.
adapted from Rachel Allen's BAKE
175g 70% Cocoa Chocolate
175g Butter cubed
25g Good Cocoa Powder sifted
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g light brown sugar
100g plain flour, sifted
50g walnuts - to place on each brownie
Preheat oven to 180 C
Line a 20cm x 20cm tin with parchment paper
Melt the chocolate, butter and cocoa powder together in a bowl over simmering water.
Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
In a separate large bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and vanilla extract for at least 2 minutes, while still whipping add the chocolate mixture and continue to whisk until combined.
Add the flour and fold through with a metal spoon.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and place the walnuts on top.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until dry on top but still slightly fudgy in the middle.
Remove from the tin and allow to cool in the tin.
When cool cut into squares and serve.