Tuesday 11 November 2014

Quick & Easy Plain Brownies 简易巧克力布朗尼 (中英食谱教程)

Few weeks ago, when I attended my Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) lunch gathering, my group leader Sharon brought a batch of brownies baked by her 12 year-old daughter. After I tried it, I fell in love with this plain old brownie and requested for the recipe. Sharon is kind to share this recipe which her daughter has gotten when she was in kindergarten. It is her girl's favourite brownie recipe and she often bakes it for occasions and give away as gifts. 

Here's sharing it with you and my modifications in blue text beside it. This recipe is quick and easy and all I needed was one Tovolo mixing spoon throughout to do the job. 

Quick & Easy Plain Brownies 

4 oz (113g) unsweetened chocolate - I used 15 pieces (150g) of Malagos unsweetened chocolate as I like it rich and slightly bitter. 
170g unsalted butter
2 cups (400g) sugar - I used brown sugar and reduce to 150g 
3 eggs (I used 60g ones)
1 cup (128g) plain flour - I reduced to 100g 

4盎司(113克)无糖巧克力- 喜欢浓郁微苦涩的口味,用了15片(150克Malagos牌子无糖巧克力
2杯(400克)糖 - 我只用150克红糖
3个鸡蛋 - 我用60克的
1杯(128克)普通面粉 - 100

Methods 方法:

1. Line an 8 inch square pan with baking paper or alternatively prepare approximately 12 cupcake liners.

2. Chop the chocolate and put it into a mixing bowl with the butter. Microwave on high for 1 minute and stir mixuture till it's melted. (I melted it directly over my Brandt induction hob using the lowest heat.) 

The Tovolo Mixing Spoon (Fuchsia) is all that I needed for this recipe.  It has a stainless steel handle and a nykon/sillicon co-moulded spoon which provides strength and durability and is stain-resistant too. 

3. Add in the sugar and stir well. 

4. Add in the eggs. Stir well till smooth. 

5. Add in the flour. Stir till well blended and mixture is smooth and shiny.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius top and bottom heat for 25~30 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. (For my Brandt oven, I have used the traditional function to bake for 25 minutes.) 

7. Remove it from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares. Enjoy! 
7。从烤箱取出,在凉网冷却后,切成小方块, 就可享用。

Note 小笔记: 
1. If you are making the brownie in cupcakes form, baking time is about 15~18 minutes. (Please adjust temperature and timing according to your own oven.) 

2. If you are using sweetened chocolate, you may reduce the amount of sugar by 10~15%. 


Feedback given by reader who has tried out this recipe:

Koala Tree -  Isn't it nice to serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream? Yummy! 

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LY's Kitchen Ventures said...

I can't resist anything with chocolate in it. A slice please? :)

Karen Luvswesavory said...

Hi Cheryl, yummy! Brownies & chocolates are my girl's favourite too ... but she wants to save it till Christmas ... hee hee !

Zoe said...

Hi Cheryl,

Your delicious brownies are so neatly cut and served. I reckon that you must be a very neat person.


向日葵葵 ~ Sunflower Grace said...

Cheryl, I like your easy recipe.
It looks yummy and I can't resist it too.

Unknown said...

HI, Cheryl. Can I add in nuts for this recipe? If yes, I should add in the batter or sprinkle on top? Thanks

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Ellie, sure you may add nuts like walnuts to this recipe. Add it in after step 5. You may sprinkle some crushed ones on top too, it's up to you. :)

DomesticGoddessWannabe said...

Sometimes plain is the best! I love this. No nuts!! Yay! :P

Isabelle Lim said...

Hi Baking Tai Tai.
Where can I buy the Malagos Unsweetened Chocolate?
Thank you for sharing.

Baking Taitai said...

Hi Isabelle, as there is a change in distributorship of Malagos chocolate, I do not know where you can buy it from now.