Short Recipe: Best Baked Brownies

@phangchewfat calls this the best brownies – I call them the foolproof brownies because it’s so simple, yet the texture and taste will not fall below your expectations! The recipe makes a dense brownie because of the use of the Muscovado/brown sugar. Also, the brownie is perfect for chocolate lovers. Instead of using cocoa powder, it uses 200g of chocolate- oh the goodness (and the sinfulness) of it all!

The ingredients are easily accessible, and you don’t need any special equipment – you are well equipped to mix the ingredients with a simple whisk or fork. Also, you can tweak the measurements to suit your taste. This is a good basic brownie recipe as well – you can add in nuts, chocolate chips, oreo bits… anything you can easily imagine! :)

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Ingredients for Baked Brownies: Serves 10-12

Best Baked Brownies

125g unsalted butter

200g dark chocolate

180g light Muscovado or regular brown sugar

2 eggs

85g plain flour

1 tsp vanilla essence (optional)

75g walnuts, lightly toasted, chopped (optional)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line the base of an 18cm square pan, don’t grease the edges because this will fry the brownies on the sides.
  2. Place the butter (chopped, for faster melting) and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. This prevents the chocolate from burning.
  3. After the butter and chocolate have melted, remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Beat the sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt into the mixture.
  5. Beat the eggs and then add to the mixture, mixing well.
  6. Add the flour, beating until smooth. Fold in the walnuts. (Remove as much skin off the walnuts as you can as it leaves a bitter taste.)
  7. Pour mixture into pan, smoothing the top.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a moist crumbs attached.
  9. Allow to cool, before cutting into squares.
  10. Top with a dollop with ice cream – and if you’re feeling decadent (as we were), dulche de leche!
  11. Serve :D

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