Yes, yes, I know that everyone has at least 10 different recipes of brownies… but maybe someone only has 9!! So they need this one to complete it! And maybe someone needs a fresh brownie recipe.. so here it is.
I once heard that the brownies were originally made by a librarian who forgot to put baking powder to a chocolate cake!
These are great when you don’t know what to bring to a special occasion, and when you don’t have time! They always taste good.
Here it is the all American, all chocolate, brownie!
- 2 oz (65 g) unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup of (125 grams) of all purpose plain flour
- 1/2 cup (125 grams) of unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of sugar ( 250 grams)
- 1 teaspoon and a half of vanilla extract
- a pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of sour cream (60 grams)
- 2/3 (90 grams) of chopped walnuts
1- Preheat the oven to 325ºF (165ºC). Melt the chocolate with the butter in the top of a double boiler ( in Barcelona the double boiler is called el bany Maria). Let is cool a bit.
2- Mix the eggs with the sugar in a large bowl. Mix it during 3 minutes until it gets a light color. Slowly beat in the chocolate mixture. Stir in the vanilla, sift in the flour, mixing well. Stir in the salt, sour cream and walnuts.
3- Pour the batter into a greased 8 inches (20 cm) square cake pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean of the center, around 25-30 minutes.
4- Let it cool
That’s it, fast and vibrant! The key here is that you need to get a 8 inch cake pan to do it, if not, it will not come out as a brownie, and you shall have invented another thing!
The walnuts are optional, not everyone likes them.
You can heat them a little bit before serving and melt a bit more of chocolate and spread it out on top, the result is astonashingly good. And if you want to go over the top, do some vanilla ice-cream to accompany it, then you have a amazing desert! As you can see in the picture.
Soon, I’ll post the vanilla ice-cream recipe!! From scratch!
If anyone has any requests for any recipe, just ask, and I’ll see what I can do.
See you next time!