Baking # 9: Cocoa Brownies


first, i want to greet all the fathers, soon-to-be fathers and all single mothers out there a happy father’s day!!! 🙂 i hope you’re having a blast with your loved ones on this special day. as for us, we’re having fun as well watching the very exciting fifa world cup games on tv. haha!!! i’m not a football fan but i think i am now. seeing all these gorgeous players makes me sw♥♥n.

so here’s another very simple baking recipe, cocoa brownies. husband requested for a chocolate brownie today so here you go. credits to fat witch brownies cookbook. 🙂

recipe:

  • 170 g unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  •  4 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
(l-r) eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla, butter and cocoa
(l-r) eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla, butter and cocoa

steps:

  • grease baking pan with butter and dust with flour. tap out the excess. pre heat the oven at 180 C.
grease pan with butter and dust with flour
grease pan with butter and dust with flour
  • melt the butter on a low heat in a small saucepan. once melted, cool for 5 minutes.
melt the butter on low heat
melt the butter on low heat
  • add cocoa powder and sugar to the butter and whisk until well blended.
  • add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each until the mixture is smooth and shiny. add the vanilla until well mixed.
  • measure the flour and salt and sift together into the batter. mix the batter gently until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.
mix ingredients together until free of lumps
mix ingredients together until free of lumps
  • add extras like nuts if desired.
  • spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
spread evenly in the pan
spread evenly in the pan
  • remove from the oven and cool on a rack for an hour. cut before serving.
ready to eat slices :)
ready to eat slices 🙂

very simple and easy to prepare recipe especially on this father’s day. 🙂