Ola Rokita

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Chocolate Brownie

Ola Rokita07 May 2020Comment (1)

 

Brownie

Brownie is chocolate-lovers dream

If you love chocolate as much as I do, then you must learn how to bake this chocolate brownie. I make mine with extra chocolate.

Making brownie is one of the easiest cakes to bake, yet the results are extremely satisfying.  You can make a very simple version or, create a taste thats more complex by adding nuts and spices.

For your brownie to turn out moist, reduce the amount of flour and baking time

Although most recipes I have seen recommend at least a cup of flour, I only use 3/4 of a cup because I find that too much flour makes the brownie dry. I prefer mine to have more moisture.

For this recipe I use wheat flour from Poland type 450, “Tortowa.” It’s very delicate so it doesn’t weigh the cake down.

Also, don’t bake this cake for too long, maximum 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 Celsius).

Cool the chocolate

Make sure that when you heat up your chocolate with butter, cool it off first before combining the mixture with the other ingredients. If you add the hot chocolate to your eggs, they can solidify and the mixture won’t be as silky.

Sift the flour

Although I rarely sift my flour, for this recipe I highly recommend that you do before adding it to the wet ingredients in order to avoid clumps.

Go nuts!

Personally I like adding walnuts or pecans to this recipe, but if you don’t have any, chocolate will do. I also enjoy eating my brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream and some strawberries or raspberries.

Try it out!

Brownie

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cake flour (type 450 wheat flour "tortowa")
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 500 grams of chocolate)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (about 8 oz or 225 grams)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2-3 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a medium oven-safe bowl add chopped butter and chocolate pieces.

  3. Heat up water in a pot and place the bowl with the butter and chocolate over the pot with the boiling water so that it sits right on top. Use the steam to heat up the butter and chocolate while you stir until they melt evenly.

    Heat up Chocolate chips
  4. Cool off the melted butter with chocolate mixture for at least 15 minutes.

  5. In the meantime, with the hand mixer beat together the eggs, sugar, orange zest and vanilla until the mixture becomes fluffy.

    Eggs beaten
  6. Add the cocoa powder and gently combine it using a spatula.

    chocolate powder
  7. Finally, add the flower using a sieve. Mix it into the batter gently with a spatula. Don’t over mix it.

    adding flour
  8. Pour the brownie batter into a square baking dish that's 12" x 12" (30 x 30 centimeters) lined with parchment paper.

    brownie in a pan
  9. Sprinkle few chocolate chips on top and bake it for 25-30 minutes.

  10. When finished baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.

    cool off brownie

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JJ May 7, 2020 at 23:42

Best ever!!! Add some ice cream and you’re in heaven!!!

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