Monday, May 9, 2011

Butterscotch brownies

They might be ugly, but the taste... it’s heaven! I still wonder how I’ve managed to convince my family to leave those last two bits so that I could take pictures. I should have become a lawyer;)

The recipe comes from this (great!) blog:

  • 75g (½ cup) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 65g (¼ cup) unsalted butter
  • 215g (1 cup, packed) brown sugar
  • 1 large (59g) egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (I used homemade)
  • 55g (½ cup) chopped walnuts OR extra 90g (½ cup) chocolate chips
  • 90g (½ cup) semisweet chocolate chips
These are the original ingredients. I didn’t have walnuts at home, so I used coarsely chopped blanched almonds. I also let my imagination run wild and apart from chocolate chips I added one twix bar, cut into small pieces:)
„1.  Preheat the oven to 175C/350F or 160C/320F with fan.
2. Line a  20cm/8″ square pan or a 31 x 14cm/12 x 5½” biscotti pan with parchment paper.
3. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking powder and stir together with a fork.
4. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a low heat, then add the brown sugar and stir briefly until softened and moist.  Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes (this bit is important – or you’ll end up with scrambled eggs and melted chocolate).
5. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, quickly stir in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.  Add in the flour and baking powder, and stir vigorously to combine.  Gently mix in the walnuts and chocolate.
6. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and gently work it into the corners.  There’s not a lot of batter, so expect a fairly thin coverage over the base of the pan.  Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until the top feels just firm.  The original recipe said to test with an inserted toothpick, but there’s usually so much chocolate in mine that it’s hard to judge.
Remove from the oven and allow the brownies to rest in the pan for at least half an hour before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling. The brownies will sink a little as they cool.”


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for trying out the recipe - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    Cheers, Celia