210g/ 2 sticks/ 8oz Butter
280g/ 2 cups all purpose flour
300g/ 11oz dark chocolate70% Cocoa, broken to small bites
2 medium Eggs
200g/ 1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
If you consider yourself a big Chocolate addict, you will love this chocolate brownies recipe.
I use a lot of chocolate to get the deep chocolate flavor experience and, no, I don’t put any supplements to these great chocolate brownies (as popular in many bakeries), you will taste pure chocolate here.
What makes a good chocolate brownies?
The brownies have to be with a high chocolate ratio in the recipe compared to other ingredients, it should be the dominant element in quantities.
The chocolate itself needs to be a very quality one, I use a dark chocolate above 70% cocoa.
I realize that in some recipes there is a mix between dark chocolate and milk chocolate but I love the strong, little bit bitter chocolate taste and this is what we use here.
In order to get the chocolate brownies moist on the inside we need the wet ingredients and fat agents to be in high proportions. In this recipe we use relatively high amount of butter and 2 eggs in order for the batter will to be runny.
The flour amount is low, we don’t want it to absorb to much of the liquids, remember, chocolate brownies is are not a chocolate cake, it’s more like a condensed cookie or big chocolate bar.
Chocolate brownies baking makes the difference
Baking time is short, its only for the batter to hold its shape and creates a crusty shell on the outside.
On the inside of the browny it’s very moist and wet, think of it as making a medium rare steak, you don’t want the heat of the oven to cook the inside of the chocolate brownie.
This is why we bake the brownies on a low temperature of 170°c/340°F for 20-25 minutes only
Its super important to check after 18 minutes with a toothpick to make sure it’s still moist so when you pull out the toothpick it has wet chocolate crumbs on it.
Chocolate brownies variations
There are endless possibilities with brownies, starting from different kind of fruits like raspberry or cranberry, following with some more popular variations like white chocolate, toffee, walnuts and whatever that comes up to your mind.
Chocolate brownies are great by the coffee and great for entertaining, a quick dessert that doesn’t need preparation.
Why this recipe will work for you
- high chocolate percentage
- high liquid agent percentage
- low amount of flour
- short baking time
making the brownies batter
Preheat the oven to a 170°c/340°F.
Bake and serve
Pour the batter into the baking pan and place in the oven for 20 minutes