Assalamualaikum and a very good morning to all. Yesterday my 3rd daughter, Sofea celebrated her 11th birthday. She got her early birthday present which was a bicycle last winter holidays. Few days back when asked what else she wanted for her birthday, she quickly said “Facebook!”. As usual my other half said that he will think about it. Anyway, we finally said yes to her after 2 years of waiting. So last night after her birthday dinner she spent a couple of hours in front of the computer playing “Pet Society” and this morning she woke up early(even though today is weekend) to play “Sim Social”…. so all the fuss about having her own Facebook is just so that she can play few games…. silly girl. Anyway I already told her this morning that should her result deteriorate, we will take back this Facebook, so jangan leka sangat la…. Facebook is only OK after homework and revision is done for the day. When I said “we will take the FB away if result teruk”…. muka dia semacam aja he he he.
Okay…. recipe for today is brownies. Last week Sofea asked me why I never made brownies, actual I did make them once but they didn’t like it. Then Nurin said “Sofea, brownies have nuts in it”. Well, my kids do not eat nuts when they are in cookies or brownies but will finish 1 kg of pistachio or cashew in a blink of an eye!
So since earlier that week I saw this soooo nice looking brownies from Dari Dapur CT, I decided to try and make them. Success? Well, I made them at night and by morning there were only few slices left he he he. I made them again last Tuesday night and again by morning they were gone. Aina brought some to school and her friends loved the brownies too. So, you should try and make this, it is an easy recipes and if you want to add nuts in it, my all means go ahead. Enjoy!
- 120g unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
- 130g all-purpose flour
- 30g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 220g semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 240g brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 180C. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with butter. Line bottom and two sides with a strip of parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on the two sides. Butter paper, and set pan aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- Place butter and chocolate in a large heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water. Heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; remove bowl from pan.
- Add brown sugar; mix to combine.
- Add eggs, and mix to combine.
- Add flour mixture and chocolate chips; mix just until moistened (do not over mix). Transfer batter to prepared pan and sprinkle chocolate chips if you like ; smooth top.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes. Using paper overhang, lift brownies out of pan; transfer to a rack to cool completely (still on paper). On a cutting board, using a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares.