Brownies for Brother Bear

5 Aug

It was my brother’s birthday a couple weeks ago, just a few days before Ramadhan in fact. His only request was chocolate brownies, so I decided to have a look at my favourite recipes and come up with one of my own. And here I present to you… Block Brownies. Why call them block brownies? I guess because they look like big chunky blocks, lol!

There’s a few different textures in brownies, fudgy, cakey or gooey. I’m a big fan of them all, these in particular happen to be the cakey type. They weren’t exactly what him or I had planned, but still great all the same.

Here’s the recipe with a few of my adjustments.

Block Brownies

200g butter

115g chocolate chopped (I’d do 150g next time)

300g brown sugar

4 eggs

1 1/4 cup plain flour

2 tblsp cocoa powder

1/4 tsp baking powder (1/8 next time)

Optional extras

1/4 cup choc chips

1/4 cup white choc chips

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

In a saucepan over medium heat combine butter, chocolate and brown sugar. Once melted and smooth, remove from stove and set aside for 10 minutes. Pre heat oven to 180c. Once cool add in eggs one at a time. Mix in flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add in extras and mix through. Fill into a brownie pan and bake for 30 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Ideally you want the skewer to have a slight moist crumb, it will continue to cook after removed, and that will make for a moister brownie.

If you try these Block Brownies out with my recipe adjustments let me know how they turn out. Happy Birthday again Muhammed!

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