First Attempt at Brownie making.


I love to bake. In the past year or so however I have not been doing as much as I had previously. Perhaps that's due to me moving house and having all my utensils hidden away, or maybe I have just been lazy. Oops.
Last Sunday however I decided to ease myself into the kitchen and create some chocolate brownies. I had heard they were super easy to make, and that the outcome should be pretty yummy.
After searching online for the best recipe I also wanted to find one that was the easiest and which used the least amount of pots/pans. (laziness!) My kitchen is pretty tiny, so wanted one that didn't clutter up the place whilst baking too.

I decided to go for this All Recipes recipe. It was so easy to follow and I was amazed by how quick I was able to get my brownies into the oven.



All you need are the ingredients below.

110g unsalted butter. Melted.
200g caster sugar.
2 eggs.
60g flour.
30g cocoa powder.
1/4 teaspoon of salt.
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

The recipe also called for chopped walnuts, but as I have a nut allergy I, of course, omitted them from my brownies. :) No reaction here, folks.
Also, the recipe said self-raising, whereas I used plain as it was what I had available. I'm not sure how much of a difference it made, but I will definitely try it in the future with SR to see if there was a change in texture. 

- Preheat oven to 180 C and measure out ingredients. 
I like to measure beforehand so I can just chuck everything in when I need to.

- Beat the melted butter and sugar together till it's smooth, add the eggs and mix until it looks like the picture below.

Tip - wait until the butter is slightly cooled before you add the eggs. Don't want those bad boys to scramble.




- Combine the cocoa, flour and salt and stir it into the buttery-sugar mixture.
- Mix in the vanilla and add any other ingredients that take your fancy.




-Spread the yummy mixture into your preferred tin and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins.

Now the BEST BIT.
Like the bowl dry!!!!!!


It's hard to judge when the brownies are done due to their brown colour. After 22-25 mins have a quick peek and poke at the sides of them. If they are pretty firm then you will be ok. Once they are out of the oven they will cook a bit more, so don't worry if they are a bit soft. 

This little tin is PERFECT for this recipe. I got it from ASDA for only £5. It is marketed as non-stick too. Not going to lie, I am always pretty weary when things are "non-stick", i'm never sure if things will come out like they are supposed to. This pan, however, is pretty decent. I didn't line or grease it, and the brownies came away without too much of a struggle. I needed to scrape around the edges a bit but they still stayed in shape once they were eased out. It also fitted the exact amount of mixture I had. So no need for two batches!



I was rather happy with my final results. Not bad for a first attempt anyway. They tasted like they should, and they sure went down a treat when I took them into work the next day.

Next time, because lets face it there will be a next time, I will probably add a bit more chocolate as well as chocolate chips. The recipe is so changeable that you could add anything to it so the options are endless.

What are your favourite recipes? I'm always looking for yummy things to make - so please send them this way!!!

xoxo
Emma

2 comments:

  1. It looks soooooo good. I want to bake now and just eat chocolate, haha!! XD
    Jade xo

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    1. Thank you! They didn't last long...haha. Do you like to bake too? xx

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