This Sunday, our colleague invited group members to enjoy his homemade Pakistan food. I brought a brownie, which can be a proper mate for spicy dishes.
It is my first time to try brownie. I wrote down "Don't over work, don't over bake" beside my recipe :)
I chose dark chocolate bar and dark chocolate chips in my brownie.
(1) Grease a 8×8 inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper;
(2) In a medium bowl, sift together 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 tbsp cocoa and 1/4 tsp salt;
(3) Weigh 141 g dark chocolate bar, finely chop (Alton Brown once taught how to chop chocolate bar in his "Good eat", it works perfectly);
(4) 3 eggs;
(5) In a bowl, prepare 3/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup light brown sugar.
(1) Melt 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine in the upper pot of double boiler, blend in chopped chocolate and stir with rubber spatula until smooth;
(2) Remove upper pot from heat, add sugar mixture immediately, so that sugar can melt and bring a smooth mixture;
(3) Add one egg each time, blend with rubber spatula until incorporated and mixture is not grainy;
(4) Sift flour mixture over batter, gently but quickly fold batter (as I make chiffon cake), stop mixing when a small amount of dry flour still can be observed;
(5) Add chocolate chips, blend just to mix;
(6) Preheat oven to 350 F;
(7) Pour batter into baking pan, flat top;
(8) Bake for 15 minutes, then start to check every five minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs;
(9) Let cool on a wire rake with baking pan, then chill in the fridge until almost firm and cut into small squares with dampened serrated knife.
* I tried a piece of warm brownie (as shown in the pic) and dust the brownie with cocoa, very tasty. The flavor of dark chocolate is so amazing!