Posts Tagged ‘Cocoa solids’
By now you can tell that I have an incurable obsession for chocolate. Can’t get enough of them so I thought I’d make classic brownies this time.
Here’s what you need.
2 sticks unsalted butter
10 ounces bitter sweet chocolate – I use 70% cocoa solid
2 cups light brown sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
9 x 13 x 2 pan lined with buttered parchment paper
I first melt the butter in a saucepan until it sizzles after its melted.
Add the chocolate, make sure its submerged in the butter. Turn the heat off and set aside.
Then I combined the brown sugar, flour and salt in the bowl of my mixer and beat on the lowest speed until its all mixed together.
I added 2 eggs to the mixture and beat them until its fully absorbed. Then I added the remaining 2 eggs.
After, I stirred in the vanilla.
Then, I got my butter chocolate mixture and whisked it.
And combined both mixtures so that I end up with this rich, chocolate batter.
After this batter is mixed thoroughly, I poured it into the pan and popped it in the oven (pre-heated to 350 F) for about 30 minutes….
But wait, we’re not yet done. After I cooled the pan, I removed the brownies and double wrapped it in plastic wrap and stored it in the refrigerator overnight before cutting.
The next day, this is what I ended up with. I’m so proud of the texture and the gooey consistency in the middle.
I then packed them and took them with me to the office for my poor guinea pigs.
Personally, I think i could have used more chocolate because it wasn’t chocolatey enough. However, I am very happy with the texture of these goodies. I’ll try it again with more cocoa solids next time.
And so my winter project begins. Here is one of the many I will attempt to bake (and hopefully perfect). I chose this for its aromatic spices. No, not really. I chose this because it looked easy enough for a beginner like me to do. So may I present to you Chocolate Spice Bread.
What do you need?
All purpose flour, Baking powder
Cocoa, fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon powder and ginger powder
What do you do? Just mix em all together with a whisk
Ok fine! Mine didn’t turn out looking that nice. Here is my version…
Sunog! Hahahaha! Ok just the top but other than that, it was moist and flavorful. I think I put the rack too high up in the oven hence the burned part. My next try should turn out flawless!
I paired it with plum preserves and turned out quite good!
I should learn to art direct these photos better…til the next one!
Credits: The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri