I have baked brownies over the years and have used different recipes. You can hardly go wrong in a brownie. If it is slightly undercooked, it is fudgy and overcooked, cakey. But, the taste is always good. You can find a million recipes online and I have tried many of them. I usually make brownies with oil. Sometimes I use 90 % dark chocolate if I want a real chocolatey brownie (which kids do not usually enjoy) and sometimes milk chocolate if I am baking for kids. This recipe, just calls for cocoa. I usually double the recipe and use a bigger pan. It is one of the best brownies I have made. This was served with vanilla ice cream. We also serve this with a drizzling of Kahlua on top. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures. But believe me, my mouth is watering as I pen down this recipe. Enjoy!
Update: Made the brownies again and remembered to take pictures.
This recipe has been adapted from the Nestle recipe.
1 cup of granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp black coffee (optional) – if you do not want to use coffee, substitute with water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour (maida) – I sometimes substitute half the flour with whole wheat flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
powdered sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F / 180° C
Mix together butter, sugar and coffee in a bowl. To it add eggs and vanilla and mix.
Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl.
Add the sugar- butter mixture to the flour and mix.
Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Spread onto a 8 inch prepared baking pan.
Bake for around 20 minutes.
Cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Serve with ice cream.
Enjoy and do comment on the recipe!