Fudgy Brownies


Chocolate is maybe one of the best basic ingredients for desserts. So much choice in recipes using chocolate and since chocolate tastes good on its own most of them turn out delicious. I love brownies especially when I eat them with ice cream! I have tried a few recipes but I am stuck with this one due to its unique fudgy texture and sweetness balance! It’s a bit more sticky than your normal brownie recipe, hence the fudgy description, and less sweet than your average brownie, due to the use of dark chocolate.
I found the recipe online and it’s one of the few recipes that I am not willing to change as I am happy with it as it is. For the lovers of nuts I would only suggest the addition of hazelnuts. Other than that I would describe it as one of the most chocolaty brownie recipes!

350 g bitter chocolate
50 g chocolate drops
110 g of butter
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
1/4 tsp of cinnamon

In a saucepan we melt the bitter chocolate and the butter while mixing the two. We set aside to cool and we beat the eggs with the sugar for about 5 minutes. After it becomes a fluffy light yellow mixture we add the melted chocolate mixture and the vanilla extraxt. In a separate bowl we mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. We add the flour to the chocolate and sugar mixture and we beat for about 5 minutes. At this stage we can add hazelnuts.

We pour the mixture in a deep square baking tray and we sprinkle the chocolate drops on top. We bake in a preheated oven at 175° C for about 35 minutes.

Ideally we serve with home made vanilla ice cream

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