Deliciously Decadent Brownies

Chocolatey, gooey, deliciously decadent brownies. What better way to celebrate today. And if you’re wondering why the 5th of May holds a special place in my heart, it’s the day I first met my husband after weeks of waiting for the day to arrive. Should you be so inclined you can read the story of how it all began and how I ended up in Norway. But on to the brownies!

Brownies

Ingredients

225 gr butter
115 gr good quality cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
2 tsp strong brewed coffee (optional)
1 cup each of chocolate pieces and chopped nuts

Directions:

1. Lightly butter the sides of a 25 x 35 cm glass baking dish (9 x 13 inch) and line with parchment paper.
2. In a pot gently melt the butter.
3. Once melted add the cocoa powder and combine.
4. Add the sugar and stir.
5. Stir over med heat for a couple of minutes and then add the eggs, vanilla extract, coffee and remove from heat.
6. Fold in the flour, chocolate pieces and chopped nuts.
7. Pour into baking dish and bake at 165 degrees Celsius (325 F) for about 30 minutes.

Tips!

• You can use unsweetened chocolate instead of the cocoa. Previously I had used four 1 oz squares of chocolate and melted them together with the butter in the first step.
• If you prefer, you can substitute chocolate chips for the chopped chocolate.
• You can sprinkle on additional chocolate pieces and chopped nuts over the top once it’s in the pan.
• If you use a different sized baking dish remember to keep an eye on it once it’s in the oven and adjust the baking time.
• Baking time can also be adjusted if you want a more gooey brownie.

I’m off to grab a glass of milk and sample a brownie! (or two…)

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