Dark Chocolate Brownie


This is my favourite brownie recipe. It is lovely and fudgy and soft in the centre. The trick to this texture is to take it out of the oven just before you think it is ready. I normally make it in a rectangle slice tray but I left that with ginger crunch at my cousin's. So I used a pie tart today and it worked out fine.

This brownie really is tasty. I used 72% cocoa chocolate and it smelled amazing. I shipped this brownie off to a LAN with L and he said it went down well. 

Whenever he is away gaming I watch documentaries. This time I watched Blackfish and The Rape of Europa. They were both quite good. I have been parroting sad Orca facts at L all morning. I remember being upset at the small polar bear enclosure at SeaWorld and now I feel justified in my anti-SeaWorld stance. The Rape of Europa is about the effects of WWII and the Nazi's on the European art world. It is really interesting how the different museums and galleries protected their inventory. Both Documentaries are on Netflix if you wanted to check them out.

And to make you feel better after watching those, you can make some fudgy chocolate brownies! 


175g butter
1 3/4 cups sugar
250g dark chocolate
3 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 180°C
Line a slice tray

Melt butter over a medium heat. Add in sugar and dark chocolate and stir until the chocolate is melted and it is all combined.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. The mixture should look quite glossy.
Add the flour and cocoa and beat until it is all combined.
Pour into your prepared tray and spread evenly.
Bake for 35-40 minutes. When you insert a skewer you want it to come out with just a little bit clinging to the stick.
Cool in the tray.

xo Kirsten Isabel