Oh, look away or X the page if you are still going strong with your healthy resolution!
It seems cracks start to appear around my healthy resolution. How many of us are still holding tight to our wishful healthy lifestyle? All I can say I have done well for the past 30 days (barely!) and the “reward” for my effort is of course a super duper chocolatey brownies to make up for lost time!
Also, just in time for Valentine’s days which only 7 days away and I feel it’s my “duty” as a food blogger to seduce you with an extreme chocolatey post. 😉
Yes, normally you’d add nuts to brownies. It only makes sense to do so. You need some crunchiness to complement the dense and moist texture. However, for a chocolate deprived person like myself, crunchiness for this instance, is secondary. I want chocolate in every crumb, no interference from walnuts, pecans and dried fruits. Therefore, it’s only make sense to up the chocolate stake in the brownies by adding MORE chocolate – chocolate bits in this case unless you’re feeling diligent and willing to chop the chocolate yourself. There’s no such thing as chocolate overdose, no?
Chocolate Bits Brownie Slice
(tweaked very slightly from The Australian Women’s Weekly – Macaroons & Biscuits)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 35 minutes
- 125 g (4 oz) chopped butter
- 185 g (6 oz) chopped dark eating chocolate
- 1/2 cup (superfine) caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1.25 cups sifted plain flour
- 155 g (5 oz) white chocolate bits (or chopped white eating chocolate) – to add last
- 90 g (3 oz) milk chocolate bits (or chopped milk eating chocolate) – to add last
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C / 350 degrees F. Grease deep 20cm (8 inch) square cake pan and line base with baking paper, extending paper 5 cm (2 inches).
- Combine chopped butter and 185 g chopped eating chocolate in medium saucepan; stir over low heat until smooth. Cool 10 minutes.
- Stir in sugar, eggs, then flour and chocolate bits.
- Spread mixture into pan.
- Bake about 35 minutes. Cool in pan.