Sunday, 2 November 2014

Best Brownies

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

  1. Grease a smaller baking pan. Dust with flour/cocoa. Tap out excess and set aside. 
  2. Sieve flour and salt in a small bowl, set aside as well.
  3. 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.
  4. Start preheating the oven to 190C. 
  5. 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.
  6. Distribute the mixture all over the pan, prepared at the very beginning. 
  7. 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). 
  8. Let it cool completely. 
  9. Cut into squares.
  10. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.
  11. Bon Appetit! :)

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