Two recipes in one week, I sure am spoiling you this week (lol), but with the weather in Johannesburg being the way it is (dull, gloomy, chilly and wet) all I want to do is bake! Today's recipe is filled with chocolatey goodness, I mean who doesn't love chocolate? The chocolate brownie is one of those very versatile treats - you can have it for tea, serve it as dessert with some ice-cream, cream or even sneak it in as a midnight snack.
180g dark chocolate
125ml castor sugar
1 tablespoon strong black coffee
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
100ml cake flour
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
1. Preheat the oven to180°C.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter together over a double boiler. If you would like your brownies to contain nuts then add them to the melting chocolate. Once melted, add the vanilla essence, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
3. Beat together the eggs, sugar and coffee until creamy.
4. Add the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and mix well.
5. Gentle fold the flour and salt into the chocolate mixture.
6. Pour the mixture into a greased baking tin and bake at 180°C for approx. 20-30 min.
7. The top should be set and may have started to present some cracks and the insides slightly gooey, but cooked. Allow to cool and then cut into squares.
Ok, now I have a chocolate craving!