This will probably be my last post and my last bake of the year!
Initially, I wanted to bake the brownie in Christmas Tree pattern (similar to Starbucks) and pass it to my close friends and colleagues. However, I found out that it’s too much work! Hahahaha, so I decided just to make 1 for my family instead. And even this slab of brownie, I procrastinated for about an hour before really move my butt to the kitchen and start preparing. (Hahaa! I am good at procrastinating.. LOL)
Well, the brownie is not that hard to make and my kid did most of the works and I am there going WAIT, WAIT, LET ME DO FIRST.. >.< I used Dark Chocolate Couverture for the brownie which made it a little chocolatey and I am not too sure if it is because of this, the brownie is a little too sweet although I decrease the sugar. (PS: It still goes VERY well with vanilla ice-cream).
I use the receipt from: Bear Naked Food
Ingredient (Cuts into 16 square pieces):
- 250g)unsalted butter – cut into cubes
- 200 g Dark Chocolate Couverture
- 3 large eggs (60 g each)
- 275g golden caster sugar (I reduced to 230 g)
- 60g cocoa powder
- 65g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 120 g semi-sweet (50%) chocolate chunks (I’m using chocolate chips)
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- A pinch of salt
- Pre-heat oven at 160°C/320°F.
- In a medium bowl, add in unsalted butter cubes and dark chocolate and melt in microwave for 1 min. Add in instant coffee powder, stir well and set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar and eggs until it doubles the volume, pale and fluffy. Add in cooled chocolate mixture and fold gently with a spatula until combined.
- Sift in the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, salt and fold gently until just mixed.
- Add in chocolate chunks and give it a final mix. Do not overmix or it’ll become dense.
- Pour into a 20 cm x 20 cm greased square tin lined with a non-stick baking paper.
- Bake for 40 mins. Pull tin out and gently shake it. If it wobbles in the middle, bake for another 5 mins.
- The top should form a shiny, papery crust.
- Let it cool completely in the tin before removing. Cut into desired squares and serve as it is or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.