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Our Recipe for Fudge Brownies

One of my wife’s favorite treats is chocolate, and by one of them, I mean her ABSOLUTE favorite. Ten years ago, before we started our food journey, Tamara loved to use Betty Crocker’s brownie mix. Just add oil, an egg, and with a snap of the fingers (and an oven), there is chocolate cake. It did say to let it cool, but between you and me, it never survived that long. Now since the years have passed, we made our recipes. That said, if I am ever in the dog house, I at least have to make these lovely fudge brownies. Brownies are one of the first things I ever really learned how to make. This fudgy variation is my personal favorite and the one I’ll be sharing with you today. Personally we use Callebaut chocolate but you can of course use your favorite type.

Fudge Brownies

Our recipe for homemade fudge brownies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Treat
Cuisine: American, Amerikaans
Author: The Baking Buckets

Equipment

  • Microwavable bowl
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Electric mixer or a whisk with some arm power
  • Scale
  • Baking tin (20cm / 8 Inch)
  • Baking spray

Ingredients

  • 120 grams Dark Chocolate
  • 170 grams Butter
  • 250 grams Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanila extract
  • 100 grams Plain flour
  • 30 grams Cacao
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 120 grams Chopped chocolate or chips

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven at 180℃/350℉ (if you are using a convection oven its 165℃/330℉)
  • Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave(quicker) or au bain marie(safer). If you are using the microwave make sure to stir every 20-30 seconds till melted. If you are using a chocolate bar a little tip is to break it up in some smaller chucks to help speed it up. You don't want to burn the chocolate by heating it up to much. Slow and stead wins the race here!!
  • Melt the butter in a different bowl and let cool of a bit.
  • Add the sugar to the butter and whisk with the electric mixer till its combined.
  • Add the eggs and the vanila extract and continue whisking till it becomes lighter of color and is combined well.
  • Add the melted chocolate. Make sure its cooled off!! If its to warm it shall start cooking the eggs. Mix this well
  • Add the flour, cacao and salt together and sift this in to the mixture. Now grab the spatula and fold this threw as soon as its mixed in stop. You do not want to over mix. otherwise it will become more of a cake texture when we are looking more for a fudge brownie today.
  • Add the chopped chocolate to the mixture and fold in. I personally like chopped cause you get some nice bits of melted chocolate in the mix.
  • Line the baking tin with baking paper and fill with the mixture. Put the tin in the oven.
  • Should take about 20 minutes. You can check with a toothpick if it's ready. It should have a few crumbs on the toothpick. When you actually start smelling the chocolate cake coming from your oven is a nice early sign that its close to done or fully done so don't wait to long.
  • The hardest step!!!! Let it cool off fully before you try to take it out of the tin. If you take it out early it won't come out clean and crack and rip all of the place. let it cool off then use the baking paper to help you pull it out of the tin.
  • Divide in to "equal" pieces (the baker gets first choice!!) and enjoy.

Notes

The chocolate chips or chopped chocolate don’t have to be dark. Experiment with milk, white chocolate or gold chocolate to get that caramel flavor.