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Birthday Brownie

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The ‘H’ on the birthday cake says it all. Happy hwee yee! Happy birthday!

The jason pollock design was made by xiaoliang. Neeedless to say, she loved it. Both swinging chocolate ganache on the cake and eating the cake.

Brownie with peanut butter frosting and jackson pollock-ed chocolate ganache

Recipe
For a 9 by 9 inch brownie
300g 70% dark chocolate, valrhona or callebaut
200g butter
160g raw sugar
4 cold eggs
170g self raising flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tablespoon espresso powder (optional)

Melt butter, chocolate and sugar in a mixing bowl placed atop a saucepan of simmering water. Stir gently to mix and encourage even melting. When melted, set aside to cool while we prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Preheat the oven 170 deg C.

Add the eggs one by one, whisking (by hand is fine) to mix into the chocolate mixture. Add flour salt and espresso powder. Whisk to combine.

Pour into a parchment lined 9 by 9 cake tin and bake for 22-24 min. (That’s my oven, yours may be different!)

Peanut butter frosting
1cup creamy peanut butter
50g butter
1/4 cup icing sugar (or more to taste)
Beat all ingredients together to form a nice and smooth frosting

Allow the brownie to cool completely before frosting.

Chocolate ganache
100g dark chocolate
100ml whipping cream (30+% fat)
Put chocolate into a medium bowl and cream into a saucepan. Heat the cream to a gentle boil. Turn off heat, count to 10 and pour into the bowl containing the chocolate. Let it stand for a minute. Stir till smooth.

Allow ganache to cool for at least 15 mins. Use a spoon to form streaks of chocolate on the frosted brownies.
Optional: decorate further with random scattering of valrhona crunchy chocolate pearls.

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Nutella Brownies

Seriously, who doesn’t like the idea of deep dark chocolate densely packed into cute square packages thats can be easily popped in a mouthful? Scoop up some vanilla ice-cream and yumms, I think (almost) no one can resist.

Been quite some time since zzz baked brownies, and we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a nice treat on Sunday. Needless to say, all brownies all all snapped out! My dear niece’s eyeballs literally glistened when we told her she could pack an extra brownie for school the next day!

Ingredients

300 g good dark chocolate (Valrhona was used here)

– 225 g butter

– 175 g raw sugar

– seeds from half a vanilla pod

– 4 eggs

– 180 g self raising flour

– 100g chopped Hazelnuts

– Generous servings of Nutella

Preheat oven 170 deg celcius. Line a 9 by 9 inch square tin with parchment paper. Melt chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla in double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs slighlty and add to chocolate/butter mixture slowly, whisking all the time. Fold in flour and chopped hazelnuts. (Add 2 tablespoons of milk if the batter is too dry). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert toothpick to test if the cake is done, a little chocolaty gooeyness is OK! Spread nutella generously on brownies.

Nutella Brownies

Seriously, who doesn’t like the idea of deep dark chocolate densely packed into cute square packages thats can be easily popped in a mouthful? Scoop up some vanilla ice-cream and yumms, I think (almost) no one can resist.

Been quite some time since zzz baked brownies, and we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a nice treat on Sunday. Needless to say, all brownies all all snapped out! My dear niece’s eyeballs literally glistened when we told her she could pack an extra brownie for school the next day!

Ingredients

300 g good dark chocolate (Valrhona was used here)

– 225 g butter

– 175 g raw sugar

– seeds from half a vanilla pod

– 4 eggs

– 180 g self raising flour

– 100g chopped Hazelnuts

– Generous servings of Nutella

Preheat oven 170 deg celcius. Line a 9 by 9 inch square tin with parchment paper. Melt chocolate, butter, sugar and vanilla in double boiler. Remove from heat. Beat the eggs slighlty and add to chocolate/butter mixture slowly, whisking all the time. Fold in flour and chopped hazelnuts. (Add 2 tablespoons of milk if the batter is too dry). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Insert toothpick to test if the cake is done, a little chocolaty gooeyness is OK! Spread nutella generously on brownies.