Saturday, March 12, 2011

Adele's Brownies

While I was in London the week before last, one of the girls I met, Adele, brought in these delicious brownies!  They are super fudgy and easy to make.
I decided to make them for my client's birthday on Friday and everyone who tried them thought they tasted great.  Kyle was less of a fan, but it's probably because they are made with more cocoa powder than normal brownie recipes, so more on the bitter side, but they still taste great.  Enjoy!

First you will need to melt the butter, then add in "caster" sugar which is superfine sugar sold in Britain.  You can either buy the sugar online, use regular granulated sugar (what I did), or you can add sugar to a food processor and process for a few minutes to make it more fine.

Mix, mix, mix...

The add in some vanilla extract...

And some cocoa powder (use a high quality cocoa powder if possible)...

Mix, mix, mix...

Add in the baking powder...

And flour, and mix, mix, mix!

Keep mixing!

Add in the eggs...

And mix until everything is combined.

Add in the chocolate chips and mix again.

Pour into a square baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray or rubbed with butter.

Bake and enjoy (full recipe below)!
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Mmmmmmm...!  This picture came out WAY over exposed, so pardon the post production editing (it still looks funny to me, but wanted to share the finished brownie regardless).

The ingredients are in grams, which I don't cook with in the states, but if you go online to Bing and search for "gram conversion" you can see the equivalent in ounces, etc.  I had a scale that measured in grams so I was good to go!

These are so good! Thanks Adele!

Adele's Brownies
Serves 16-20

250g butter, melted
300g caster sugar
60g flour
80g good quality cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs, beaten (I just added them whole and stirred into the mix and it turned out fine)
200g chocolate chips

Mix the melted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder, and flour together.  Then add in the eggs.  The mixture will seem really runny, but don't worry.  Then add in the chocolate chips.  Put into a lined square tin.   Bake in a low oven (160 oC or 325F) for 40 minutes or until cooked through (do the spike test... when it comes out clean they're ready).  Cool and cut into bite sized chunks!


  1. wowsers those look mouth watering!

  2. They are great, very rich and less sweet than typical brownies. If you like the taste of cocoa/ dark chocolate then you will love them!

    1. Does your recipe call for natural cocoa powder or Dutch-processed cocoa powder? Thanks!

    2. Sorry I took so long to respond! I used Dutch-processed cocoa powder and they turned out just fine.