Double chocolate fudge brownies recipe
Made these double chocolate fudge brownies for someone in the team today because it’s his birthday. He asked for an entire batch of brownies so he could sit by the window and eat them all by himself. What he wanted were fudgy gooey ones, so I altered my brownie recipe a little to see how it turns out. I don’t know what it tastes like because I gave him the whole thing! But it looked fantastic.
That’s the thing about chocolate – it’s hard to go wrong. A good brownie recipe can be altered to suit your taste. Make them extra fudgy or cakey, or use milk chocolate or even frost them. I’ve even stuffed one batch with oreo cookies. For these, I played around with some condensed milk to make it gooey, reduced the flour and added cocoa to the condensed milk – that’s why the ‘double’ chocolate. Give these a shot and let me know how they turn out. Hardly takes any time.
Prep + baking time: 30 mins
Yield: 9 brownies
Dark cooking chocolate – 1 cup chopped up
Flour – 3/4 cup
Butter – 1/4 cup
Eggs – 2, at room temperature
Sugar – 1/2 cup (I went a tbsp less than that)
Vanilla – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
Cocoa – 1 tbsp
Condensed milk – 3 tbsp
Salt – a pinch (only if you’re using unsalted butter)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and line an 8/9 inch baking pan with parchment paper or greased with butter and dusted with flour.
Melt chocolate and butter in microwave or with the double boiler method (heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water). Take off the heat as soon as both are melted. Give it a mix. Don’t keep it in the heat for long else the mixture will curdle.
Stir it a little so it cools. Add the eggs, one at a time and mix immediately.
Tip the sugar and vanilla in. Mix again.
Mix the cocoa in 3 tbsp hot water and then with the condensed milk. Cocoa can dry out anything it goes into, that’s why you need to compensate that with the water. Pour it into the chocolate batter.
Now add the flour, baking soda and salt.
Gently fold it all together and pour it into the baking pan.
Bake for 20 mins.
Dust with cocoa or icing sugar before serving.