17 January 2010

Chocolate Fudge Brownies





Well actually it is more like chocolate fondant. This is another brownie recipe from the little Good Food Magazine book - 101 Chocolate Treats.

It didn't work out quite as planned. When I was whisking up the final mixture, I was eyeing the quantity in the bowl and looking at my brownie pan and thinking "no way, is that going to fit!", so I decided to spilt the mixture between a 9 inch/23cm spring form cake tin and a 8 inch/20cm square brownie pan.

I poured most of the mixture into the cake pan, I filled it ¾ of the the way up and poured the rest of the mixture into the brownie pan. The cake I baked for 45 minutes until papery on top and wobbly, this produced the gooey texture of a dessert. I put the brownie in for 20-25 minutes and used a skewer to see if it was ready. When the skewer came out quite clean I took it out and this resulted in a lovely chewy brownie. Two for the price of one.

I will give you the original recipe, with cup measures added and you can decide which way you would like to try it.

Chocolate Brownies

375g/13oz dark chocolate, chopped
375g/13oz butter, diced
500g/1lb 2oz/2 ¾ cups caster sugar
6 medium eggs (I always use large, this might have been why there was so much mixture)
225g/8oz/2 cups plain flour

Preheat oven to 180c/Gas 4/fan oven 160c. Butter and line a 30 x 21cm/12 x 8¼ inch cake tin. Melt the chocolate with the butter in a bowl over a pan of hot water.

Beat the sugar and eggs in a bowl. Stir in the melted chocolate, add the flour and beat well. Pour into the tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top looks papery and feels slightly wobbly. Leave to cool in the tin.

Makes 24 brownies
or my way, 1 deep brownie cake and 1 pan of chewy brownies

The original recipe called for a topping of melted chocolate followed by a dusting of icing sugar, but I didn't bother. To be honest, I forgot. I had visitors while I was making the brownies. Easily distracted, that's me! We had a piece of the brownie the first night and then a slice of the cake today with cream. I think it would be lovely warm with ice cream too.

25 comments:

  1. Oh my! Reckon I've put on 10 pounds just looking at your pictures!!!! It looks soooooooo good ;0)

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  2. Can't beat a cake and brownie from the same batter. Nice looking desserts.

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  3. Hi Chele, I hope you haven't, that would put people off coming back to my blog, hehe :D

    Hi TB, I wish I had taken a photo of the brownies before I sent Graham's brother off home with them. They were a perfect consistency.

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  4. I think these would be lovely no matter how they were served Jacqueline.

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  5. It's a chocoholics dream really, isn't it Val :)

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  6. Sometimes you only need one word: yum!

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  7. Brownies in a cake? Ooh scrumptious!

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  8. Hey CC, Graham took the rest of the cake into work, it disappeared in the blink of an eye :)

    Hi Alex, I don't worry about shapes when I am baking :)

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  9. Looks lovely to me Jacqueline! I adore brownies. Love Lucie x

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  10. Nomnom warm chocolate brownie and good quality vanilla Ice cream is the BEST!

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  11. I don't want to be on a diet anymore!! Hope Cooper is well and you're getting some sleep

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  12. Hi lucie, I can report that the cake is even better once it has spent some time in the fridge. It fudged up nicely :)

    I am with you Fleur :)

    Some sleep, but not much Beth :)

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  13. Looks amazing! This reminds me of a cake I made once called "Bete Noir"--so much chocolate!

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  14. Oh! Chocolate fudge brownies...look so creamy and rich...yummie!

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  15. That is such a great name for a cake Ricki! I want it just because of the name :)

    Thanks Juliana, they are lovely and even more fudgey after a stint in the fridge, Mmmmmmm!

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  16. Amazing chocolate brownies! Gooey, rich and decadent!
    Love that you made a cake with some of the batter. Either way, I want some!

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  17. Hi Barbara, this one is good, it is definitely a keeper :)

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  18. I always forget the icing sugar - my attention span is also short and even shorter with sylvia distracting me - but I am sure this tasted divine without it - it looks amazing

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  19. My God! These brownies look amazing!! gloria

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  20. To be honest that is why I didn't add any too Johanna, although it really didn't need it.

    Thanks Gloria :)

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  21. Oh scrummy, the picture looks just the way I like my brownies to be. Strangely I came across the Good Food 101 series in a shop today and of course had to look at the chocolate one. Managed to restrain myself from buying it - maybe that was a mistake!

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  22. OOOOh,...Aaaaah,...I do think that these brownies look to die for,...ooh yes!

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  23. Hey Choclette, they have the book for sale, extremely cheap, on Amazon.

    Me too Food Hunter, me too!

    Thanks Sophie :)

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