SCANDINAVIAN BROWNIES

Here´s one of the things I´ve done this rainy and sad weekend. If this weather gets you down, make yourself some brownies and life gets instantly a lot better.  This is a simple yet very tasty recipe. Yummy!
Yields: 24 servings

Ingredients

1+1/3 cup (150 g) all-purpose flour
1+½ cup (330 g) sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup (170 g) butter
3 fl oz (0.9 dl) boiling water
3 eggs
4 oz (120 g) chocolate chips (40-50% cocoa)
5 oz (150 g) chopped walnuts or pecan nuts

Frosting (optional)

1/3 cup (75 g) butter
8 oz (220 g) sweet or semisweet dark chocolate
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons hot espresso or very strong coffee

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C).
  2. Line a 13 x 9 in (33 x 23 cm) cake tin with grease proof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin.
  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  4. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract.
  5. Add eggs, melted butter and hot water and mix until smooth.
  6. Add chocolate chips and nuts.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  8. Cool the cake. Glace with the chocolate frosting.
  9. For the frosting, mix butter, chopped chocolate, syrup and coffee and heat in a double boiler until melted. Stir until smooth and spread over the cake.

Scandinavian brownies

Taken from http://www.cacaoweb.net/

Ok guys, so, as requested, here are the pics of my version of this recipe. As you can see, there isn’t much left! I didn’t do the frosting (not keen on those) and I decreased by 1/2 a cup the quantity of sugar. I usually find American recipes to be a bit too sweet for my taste. However, next time I’ll use the full 1 and 1/2 cups. I also used real, true cocoa. A friend of mine who used to live in Martinica brought me some cocoa from over there and that’s why mine are not so dark. Instead of  chocolate chips I used chopped chocolate (Nestle de postres), and I didn’t have any walnuts or pecan nuts, so I put almonds. Delicious either way. Please try it and let me know!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trialsinfood
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 22:26:54

    that brownie is making my mouth water! what makes it a scandinavian brownie?

    Reply

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