I'm playing with 'The very hungry caterpillar' story in a kindergarten with children, we're learning about food, I give them different food to taste (connected with a story) and here we are in front of a chocolate cake, one of the things a catepillar ate in that story. So I decided to bake them one. I chose that brownie, hesitating a little - I wasn't sure if it will be good for them - it is 70% chocolate, hmmm, they might not like it...
I was amazed at the lesson, when they were saying 'chocolate cake please' with their mouth full of previous piece :D so - brownie tested - children will definitely love it ;)
P.S. Oh, it simply must be delicious ;) It's Martha's favourite :) I changed the original recipe a little bit :)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of margarine, cut into small pieces + more to grease the baking pan
- 2/3 cup flour + some more to sprinkle the baking pan (alternatively, it is also good to use cocoa powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 12 ounces of 70% chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/4 cups of packed light-brown sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- Grease a smaller baking pan. Dust with flour/cocoa. Tap out excess and set aside.
- Sieve flour and salt in a small bowl, set aside as well.
- Take a non-stick pot, put chocolate and margarine inside and boil on a very low heat, so that it won't burn. Instead, you can make a 'bath'. Stir from time to time. When done, pour to a different pot/bowl and set aside (or keep stiring), to let it cool completely.
- Start preheating the oven to 190C.
- When the chocolate is completely cool, take a mixer's bowl, put sugar and eggs inside and beat on a high speed till bright (3-5 minutes). Reduce speed to low and add chocolate mixture and the vanilla. Add flour. Mix only till it is well combined.
- Distribute the mixture all over the pan, prepared at the very beginning.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes (until top of the brownie has cracked and its center is soft or until the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs).
- Let it cool completely.
- Cut into squares.
- Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.
- Bon Appetit! :)