Finally, I am using my new Tefal oven. After a light breakfast of dim sum at Hwa Nam Restaurant with Leroy, Anthony and Michel, we headed over to Fairprice Finest at Thomson Plaza. There, I went shopping crazy and bought ingredients in rapid frenzy fire just to whip up a batch of brownies. With reference from my trusty Treasury Cookbook, Leroy’s experience and good ol’ research on the internet, I set forth for my own creation of what would be my first try at creating brownies. Mmm..I love the smell of oozing chocolate =)
The recipe? Piece of brownie!
- 115g Dark Chocolate / Baking Chocolate
- 110g Unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 180g caster sugar
- 80g plain flour
- 50g chocolate powder
- 200g chocolate chips
- Melt chocolate & butter in a bowl and mix together.
- I used a pan of water and placed the bowl inside. On low heat, I melted the chocolate and butter very slowly.
- Once melted and mix, remove bowl from pan and place it on the counter to leave and cool to room temperature.
- Preheat oven to 180 degree celsius.
- Sift flour and chocolate powder.
- Break two eggs, add in the caster sugar. With an electric mixer, whisk the eggs and sugar for about 5 minutes on high till mixture is thick and viscous.
- You know you are done when you lift the whisk up and the trail of mix that drips down will take about 1-2 seconds to sink in.
- Gently scoop in the melted chocolate and butter into the egg and sugar mix.
- Slowly fold the mixture in repeated directions of a “cross”
- Resift flour and chocolate powder into the mix.
- Once again, slowly fold the mixture in repeated directions of a “cross”
- The idea of slowly folding the mixture is to retain the air in the whisked egg and keep it light.
- Butter a baking tray. Flour it lightly.
- Scoop brownie mix onto tray.
- Bake brownies for 30 minutes under heat of 180 degree celsius.
After which, you can test for the degree of cooked brownie which you will like. A slightly more moist and sticky brownie will be at about 25 minutes. A firmer and drier brownie will be at about 35 minutes. Test using a wooden skewer.
Oh yeah, and if you are feeling too sinful with all the chocolate, top each piece with a raspberry for that “healthier” option.