Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sweet and Simple Bakes: Snow-Flecked Brownies


This month this is the wonderful recipe Maria and Rose chose for us.
You can be sure that their recipes are as the group's name implies: in fact they are a joy to bake even if you do not have time !!
Even if Maria warned us not to I split the recipe and diminished the sugar a little bit the results are fantastic !
Please visit the site from the 2nd to see more brownies !

here is the recipe :
Snow-Flecked Brownies

Ingredients
375g best quality dark chocolate
375g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tablespoon real vanilla extract
6 eggs (large)
350g caster sugar (superfine)
1 teaspoon salt
225g plain flour
250g white chocolate buttons or chips, or white chocolate chopped into chunks (or your own choice of chocolate)
2 tsp icing sugar, for dusting

Tin measuring approx 33cm x 23cm x 5.5cm

Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/350F.

Line the sides and base of a 33 x 23 x 5.5com baking tin with foil or baking parchment.

Melt the butter and dark chocolate together in a large heavy based pan.

In a bowl or wide mouthed large measuring jug, beat the eggs together with the caster sugar and vanilla extract.

Allow the chocolate mixture to cool a little, then add the egg and sugar mixture and beat well. Fold in the flour and salt. Then stir in the white chocolate buttons or choped white chocolate. Beat to combine then scrape and pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin.

Bake for 25 minutes, You can see when the brownies are ready because the top dries to a slightly paler brown speckle, while the middle remains dark, dense and gooey. Even with such a big batch you do need to keep checking on it: the difference between gungey brownies and dry ones is only a few minutes. Remember, too, that they will continue to cook as they cool.

To serve, cut into squares while still warm and pile up on a large plate, sprinkling with icing sugar pushed with a teaspoon through a small sieve.




25 comments:

jillbert said...

The brownies look delicious! It looks like they were enjoyed - that is a really cute picture!

Amanda said...

Looks so delicious!

nutmegnanny said...

These look amazing! I love how moist they look....yum!

nutmegnanny said...

These look amazing! I love how moist they look....yum!

Dajana said...

Sono perfetti, Natalia. Bellissima la foto con i bimbi.

The Blonde Duck said...

Sometimes simple is best.

Isabelle said...

These brownies looks delicious!

Federica said...

mmm...deliziosi!! te ne rubo uno!! baci!

Elra said...

What a cute and adorable kids Natalia. Love to see their faces enjoying the brownies.

Ivy said...

I love the way your kids are enjoying the brownies. They are so cute and of course an image is more than a thousand words.

Cakelaw said...

These look great Natalia!! And your kids sure lok as if they are having a good time.

The Girl said...

Looks like you had 2 brownie fans!!

They look lovely.

Katiecakes said...

They look fab!!

Katie xox

HFJ said...

Your brownies look lovely.

myspicykitchen said...

brownies look great and looks like the kids loved them..

AppleC said...

I dug into these just like your kids did. Loved them and your photos make me want some more.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Loved ur angels enjoying the gorgeous brownies!!!

Tessa said...

Good to know that halving the recipe works well. A full pan of brownies is quite a bit! Like many others, I also love the picture of your brownie fans!

Karine said...

Your brownies look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

lakegirl said...

I halved these as well but wished I had made the whole recipe. Love the picture of your kids - so cute!

Jennifer said...

Your kids are just precious!

Those brownies look so yummy!!!!

vibi said...

Forget the brownies! ...I love seeing your children having so much fun eating them! Cool!

Chele said...

How good where these brownies? I have to say eating a brownie the way your kids are in the picture would have to make the taste about a million times better ;0)

Leslie said...

What a yummy brownie! I love the look of approval your taste testers are giving you!

Choclette said...

Great to see those brownies being truly relished.