Today I made brownies. After the disappointment of no butter to be had anywhere, not at any price yesterday, today I got butter and baked. I baked the best brownies I have ever made. They are awesome. I am eating them right now. Here’s the recipe so you can too. Because you have to.
Stuff-Your-Face Chocolate Brownies
300g dark chocolate, 100g butter, 3 eggs, 200g light brown sugar, 2 tblsp mascapone, 100g flour, pinch rock salt
Line a brownie tin with greaseproof paper and preheat the oven to 180 C. Put chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of boiling water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Melt the butter and chocolate then turn off the heat. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs and the sugar together with the mascapone. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mix, slowly folding it together with a big metal spoon. Add a big pinch of rock salt and stir it in. Fold the flour in and if you want extra chocolate chunks or nuts add them in too. Folding carefully allows air to become trapped in the mix giving the brownies a little rise without the aid of baking powder or soda. Pop the mix into the tin and then cook for 40 minutes, or until a cocktail stick comes out crumby not squishy (technical term…). Eat with ice cream while hot.