Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 150 grams (5.5 ounces) milk chocolate
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 200 grams (7 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) white sugar
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) brown sugar
  • 60 grams (2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 15 grams (0.5 ounces) cocoa powder
  • Vanilla ice cream

Equipment

  • Baking Pan

    A 9x9 inch square pan works best. For easier removal, line it with parchment paper – crumple the paper first or lightly dampen it to make it fit perfectly.

  • Double Boiler or Microwave

    Melting chocolate can be tricky! Use a double boiler for precise control, or microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between, to avoid burning.

  • Mixing Bowls

    You'll need at least two – one for the chocolate mixture and one for the egg and sugar mixture. Stainless steel or glass bowls are ideal for smooth mixing.

  • Sifter

    A simple sifter or fine-mesh sieve is essential for ensuring your flour and cocoa powder are lump-free, making for a smoother batter.

Instructions

Step 1

Prepare the Chocolate Mixture

Melt the milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and butter together. You can use a double boiler or microwave in stages to do this.
In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and both sugars until well mixed.

Step 2

Combine and Bake

Mix the egg-sugar mixture with the melted chocolate mixture.
Add the sifted flour and cocoa powder to the combined mixture and stir until smooth.
Line a baking pan with parchment paper (crumple it first to make it fit more easily or lightly dampen it).
Pour the batter into the lined baking pan.
Optionally, sprinkle extra chocolate on top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C (320°F) for approximately 20-30 minutes, until a delicious cracked crust forms on top.

Step 3

Serving

Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool slightly in the pan.
After they cool, take them out of the pan and cut into pieces.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a light dusting of cocoa powder.
Optional: Add a sprinkle of cinnamon on the ice cream for an extra special touch!

Servings

Welcome to the land of serving options! Here’s how you can take these brownies from yum to extra yum:

🍨 **Classic & Cool:** Serve each brownie slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The warm brownie combined with the cold ice cream creates an unforgettable combo! Tip: Dust a bit of cocoa powder on top for that professional touch.

☕ **Coffee Companion:** Turn your afternoon coffee break into a luxurious treat. These brownies pair wonderfully with a strong cup of espresso or cappuccino. Hint: Sprinkle a little cinnamon on your coffee or the brownie to elevate the flavor.

🎉 **Party Perfection:** Hosting a gathering? Cut the brownies into bite-size pieces and arrange them on a platter. Include small dishes of whipped cream, caramel sauce, and chopped nuts for a DIY brownie bar. Let your guests customize their brownie bites!

Variations

Looking for gluten-free or vegan ways to enjoy these brownies? We've got you covered:

🌾 **Gluten-Free:** Simply swap out the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure it's a 1-to-1 replacement to keep the texture just right!

🌱 **Vegan:** You can replace the butter with coconut oil and use flax eggs (1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 2.5 tbsp water per egg) instead of regular eggs. Also, check that your chocolates are dairy-free.

Faq

  • Why did my brownies turn out dry?

    Often, dry brownies result from over-baking. Keep an eye on them in the last few minutes and take them out as soon as they develop a cracked crust, but are still a bit gooey inside.

  • Can I use only one type of chocolate?

    Yes, you can use just one type of chocolate, but mixing milk and dark chocolate gives a richer flavor. Feel free to experiment!

  • How can I make my brownies fudgier?

    For a fudgier consistency, reduce the amount of flour slightly, and make sure not to overbake them. Less flour and less baking time equals more fudge!

  • Can I add nuts or other mix-ins?

    Absolutely! Chopped walnuts, pecans, or even chocolate chips make great additions. Just fold them into the batter before pouring it into the pan.

  • How do I store leftover brownies?

    Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. For longer storage, you can freeze them. Wrap each piece in plastic wrap and place in a freezer-safe bag.

  • What's the best way to reheat brownies?

    To enjoy them warm, you can microwave a brownie slice for about 15-20 seconds. If reheating multiple pieces, cover them with foil and bake at 160°C (320°F) for 10-15 minutes until gently warmed through.

Nutrition facts

Decadent Chocolate Brownies
Recipe Yield:9 servings
Calories:350-400 kcal per serving
Calories (Min - Max):350 - 400
Total Fat:22g
Saturated Fat:13g
Protein:5g
Total Carbohydrate:40g
Total Sugars:30g