Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Chocolate Lovers Brownies

So I'm drowning my post-holiday sorrows in brownies and milk. It's better than vodka and vodka I guess.

Chocolate Lovers Brownies
from Food.com
Makes 16

For the Brownies:
225g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
85g dark chocolate, finely chopped
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sour cream
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Ganache:
170g dark chocolate, finely chopped
6 tablespoons cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter 

Make the Brownies:
Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. Butter an 20cm square cake pan, line the base with baking paper and set aside.

Place the butter and chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at half power in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating. Continue until both are completely melted.

Sift sugar and cocoa powder. Add to the butter/chocolate mixture. Beat in (by hand) the sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth. Fold in flour and salt.

Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.

Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan on cooling rack.

Make the Ganache:
Place the chopped chocolate into a small bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, heat the butter and cream over medium heat, stirring constantly. When mixture is almost boiling, pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 30 seconds. Then, stir until smooth.

Pour ganache over cooled brownies and spread evenly.

Allow ganache to firm before cutting brownies.


  1. omg, amazing! your comment made me giggle - brownies and milk definitely beat vodka and vodka :)

  2. It's so much better than vodka, I assure you that! Brownies are just the best. And those looks marvelous. Hmm chocolate :)

  3. I don't think the hangover would be quite as bad with this! As a matter of fact, I really can't think of any better way to drown my sorrows. The only problem is, I do believe I might get a little carried away with this and have it slathered from ear to ear whilst completely enjoying every last deep dark chocolaty morsel!

  4. I've marked this recipe to try...I love the use of lots of chocolate and cocoa, too! Your photos are a feast for the eyes. Thanks so much!

  5. Definitely trying this over the holidays!

    Your photos are wonderful, too. What camera do you use?


  6. Hey Danielle, thanks for your lovely comments. My husband bought me my new camera - a Canon EOS 600D - a couple of months ago. I love it, and him. I'm still finding out what it can do. :)

  7. Hey little kitchie, I definitely prefer overdosing on chocolate and milk then vodka and vodka!

  8. Hey Gabrielle. These are for the days when you just want an unadulterated chocolate hit.

  9. Thanks so much Vespa. You've got to try these, they are seriously good :)