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How to Win at Brownies

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Now, as much as I love talking about emotions and shit, this post is purely about some delicious chocolate goo. Even if you don’t really cook, just try this. Random baking that involves chocolate rarely goes wrong and it is a good little break off the computer and doesn’t take much time.

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a terrible cook, but when it comes to brownies, I know what I’m doing, trust me. Now… I know this is going to seem like an exaggeration but…..I am in possession of the most glorious of brownie recipes that I am willing to share. I have (to this day) never come across brownies as good as mine. And I mean that. The problem is Brownies (at least over here) are too cake-y, this easy recipe gives time after time delicious chewy brownies with a crunchy crust.

So, here’s the list of ingredients:

2oz cocoa powder

4oz butter

1lb sugar

4oz flour

3 eggs

2tsp vanilla

See? Very simple recipe, it’s all about the ratios. Preheat over to 160C and leave for precisely 50 minutes. Make sure you put butter or something to stop it sticking to the pan. Allow to cool before cutting… Actually… You don’t really have to do that if you don’t have the patience (come to think about it I rarely do) it just means it will cut into proper squares, but so long as you don’t care about presentation or burning your mouth, once it’s out of the oven do as you’re pleased.

You can have two separate mixing bowls, one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry ingredients and mix them together at the end. You’re also meant to use a sieve… But I never do because I’m lazy. It works fine if you just plonk it all in a mixing bowl and attack it with an electric whisk. You can add what ever fun bits and bobs you like such as walnuts, chocolate chips, weed or even crack cocaine; the possibility are endless.

This recipe is one myself and my mother spent years trying to get right, every ingredient listed is listed because it works. Don’t forget to enjoy your brownies with a nice lovely pint of milk to get the best TBO (taste-bud orgasm) possible.

Happy Baking.