Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Simply Cocoa Brownies With Chocolate Ganache

Another week has passed again and Singapore starts Phase 2 of re-opening. Most activities can resume with safe distancing rules in place of course. I am thankful despite Covid, I am still working and earning but the regulations is getting stricter as days and months go by. Below is a photo which I'm gonna be asking for an apology to. I simply include it in my post for a better reminiscence of the past. I presumed my future grandchildren will be able to read my blog someday.

And so for the recipe: 

Simply Brownies, yes that's what I call these dark squares. I don't make it often because they're so rich and so delicious and...and I only bake this brownies for people I care about. I made a batch the other day and I left some in the fridge and someone is complaining, none other than my dear esposo, he has never eaten a slice yet according to him .. so I made another batch today.

3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups super fine brown sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened  dark cocoa powder, preferably Dutch processed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (optional)

For the Chocolate Ganache:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup heavy cream
In a small saucepan, heat the cream until it simmers a little.
Then remove from the heat, add in the chocolate chips.
Whisk or mix until well combined.
Pour onto the baked cooled brownie
Note: I suggest you do this once the brownie cools down

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165-170 C)
Place the oven rack in the center of the oven.
Line the bottom and sides of an 8 inch (20 cm) square pan with aluminum foil.
The aluminum foil should hang about two inches (5 cm) over the sides of the pan 
In a small saucepan melt the butter.
Remove from heat and pour into a large heatproof bowl.
Stir (or whisk) in the sugar and cocoa powder.
Whisk in the vanilla extract and eggs, one at a time, mixing until the batter is nice and shiny.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Fold this flour mixture into the batter.
Finally, fold in the sour cream and chocolate chips in case you want to add
Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
Bake for about 28-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
Proceed on making Chocolate Ganache and slowly pour it over.
Then, to make the brownies easier to cut, cover and place in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.
When ready to cut the brownies, lift the aluminum foil out of the pan and, with a sharp knife, cut the brownies.

The simplest, yet the most addictive I've ever made and will be making. You don't even need a mixer..I simly adore these brownies, deliciously comforting. Lets eat, lets giggle and lets be merry.

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  1. OH wow! Those look absolutely delicious!! Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much for pinning. I am you like my brownies. Have a great week ahead.

  2. Your brownies look so good and I bet taste delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hello Julie, you are most welcome. thank you. have a great week ahead

  3. These look AMAZING! I bet the sour cream adds a special something to these brownies to make them extra creamy tasting. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much for the visit and for your kind words. Have a great week ahead.

  4. oh so yummy I can only imagine our family would most likely devour that in no time flat thanks for sharing come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    1. Hello Annie,
      Thank you for coming over and for the lovely comment. Have a great week ahead.

  5. These sound wonderful and we can't wait to try them in our home - thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh thank you, glad you like my brownies. Have a great week ahead.

  6. I am currently on antibiotics for diverticulitis and mainly doing clear liquids. I am printing this recipe for when I can EAT again. It sounds gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much. I am glad you like my brownies. Have a great week ahead and take care.

  7. These look 'sinfully' delicious! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's...can I use regular brown sugar in the recipe?

    1. Hello Ann, thank you for the visit and for the lovely comment. Yes, you can use regular brown sugar. Have a great week ahead.

  8. These look delicious! Pinned. Thanks for sharing with Encouraging Hearts and Home Link-up! Come and join us again!

    1. Thank you so much for coming over and for the pin. Have a great week ahead.

  9. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,489. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank you so much Miz Helen for the visit. I love to join your party. Have a great week ahead.

  10. These look amazing! Learned about your blog from one of the link parties I join. Would love for you to link-up at Tuesday Turn About via myweeabode.com . Hope to see you there! And continued safety as you have requirements lifted. :-)

    1. Thank you Julie for coming over, for the comment and for the invite. I will gladly come over on tuesday. Have a great week ahead.

  11. Hello Debi, thank you so much for coming over.I would like to visit you but sad,I cant locate your blog. Kindly leave your blog name next time. thank you

  12. Mareliz,

    Thanks for the brownie recipe. It looks very good. Yum! :p


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