My Oozy Gooey Brownies Recipe (Video)
Brownies - who doesn't adore them? These bites are exquisite, decadent, gooey, chocolaty and devilishly good. Some may even describe them as fuel for the soul. But what is a brownie?? A brownie is a chocolatey fudge cake with less flour than a cake, I say: “it is heavenly chocolate held together with eggs and flour”.
What chocolate to use?
Dark chocolate (which is minimum 70% cocoa) is loaded with antioxidants, rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, copper potassium and manganese, and it increases the serotonin level in the brain which is responsible for happiness and moods.
Brownies are traditionally baked as a 2-inch slab to reach either a gooey finish, super gooey finish or a rather firmer texture that is chewy to the bite. When I had my delicatessen many years ago in London my best seller was brownies. I sold trays and trays of them every day baked to a chewy texture for ease of transport. My favourite method though is to bake it to an ultra-gooey and soft texture and serve it hot with vanilla ice cream on top or fresh cut summer berries with a strawberry coulis on the side. There are 2 variables that dictate the texture, the first is the amount of chocolate drops that are present in the base mix and the second is the length of time it is baked for.
This recipe is how I like to serve it to my guests, hot with vanilla ice cream. If you would like to achieve a different texture please follow the guidelines in my tips at the end of the recipe.
This literary takes 10 minutes to prepare. It is quick, easy and healthy to the soul and mood.
- 1 Cup butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup non sweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate chip
- 1/2 cup unsweetened chocolate chips (optional)
* Preheat oven to 170 C/ 340 F fan setting
* Melt butter in the microwave or a pan, transfer to a glass bowl and whisk in the eggs, sugar, salt and vanilla.
* Sift the cocoa powder to get rid of lumps then add both the flour and cocoa powder.
* Melt 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and whisk into the base.
* Add ½ cup chocolate chips and spread in a 25x30 cm baking tray lined with baking paper.
* Bake on the middle shelf for 20 minutes for a super gooey brownie and for 25 minutes for a gooey brownie.
* Set aside to cool if not serving it hot.
* For a firmer brownie omit the ½ cup of chocolate chips.
* If using milk chocolate drops reduce the amount of sugar by 1/3 cup.
* If the brownie is moved whilst still hot it will crack unless you are serving it hot with ice cream.
Per Serving: 482 Calories; 26g Fat (46.9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 62g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 134mg Cholesterol; 218mg Sodium.