I baked again! It's like I've found this new hobby and I can't get enough! This time I made another batch of gingerbread (but it didn't come out as nice as before - either the oven was a little too hot or the self-raising flour wasn't quite right.) I also made chocolate brownies and Rice Krispies Squares and OMG they're fab!!! I have the ingredients to make millionaire's shortbread but I think I'll make that later on.
The recipe I used for the brownies came from Joy of Baking, a great recipe website I came across just the other day. Here it is:
- 140g bittersweet chocolate
- 115g unsalted butter
- 15g cocoa powder
- 200g granulated white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 95g all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 125g semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 175*C and place the rack in the center of the oven.
- Butter an 20 cm square pan.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a large bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water.
- Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar.
- Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Stir in the flour, salt and chocolate chips.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a little batter and a few moist clumps clinging to it. Do not over bake.
- Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature or chilled.