I have an inkling that we’re overexposed to decadence, and so it dawned on me the other day that maybe using semi-sweet chocolate with some white chocolate chips in a brownie might not be the craziest of ideas. For a slightly more tender hint of sweetness, a gentle touch of white chocolate and a mouthful of goodness, hit up this brownie recipe and you’ll be set for the rest of your soul-nourishing brownie craving days.
Ingredients (approx. 12 brownies):
- 150g semi-sweet chocolate
- 125g white chocolate chips
- 125g unsalted butter
- 250g caster sugar
- 100g all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
1: Bring approximately 1 cup of water to a boil in a small pan, then take it off the heat and let it cool until it comes to a low simmer. Place a little heatproof bowl on top of the pan so that it sits just above the water not touching it and place your semi-sweet chocolate and butter in, letting them both melt and stirring occasionally. As soon as they melt completely, take the bowl off the pan and place aside to cool.
2: Once cooled, whisk in your sugar and the vanilla. Then, pour in the eggs and mix everything together until combined. Be careful not to pour the eggs directly into a hot chocolate mixture as it can cook the eggs.
3: In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients together: flour, baking powder and salt. Pour into bowl with chocolate mixture and also pour in the white chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined, but not for too long as you don’t want a hard dough.
4: Preheat oven to 350F.
5: Line a 17.5cm x 28cm baking tray with some parchment paper and pour the chocolate batter in. Bake for approximately 35 minutes for a nice firm dough or for approximately 30 minutes for a slightly molten centre. You can also continuously check on it with a toothpick or knife, dipping it into the brownies. If it comes out clean or with slight smudges of chocolate, the brownies are ready. Once done, take the brownies out immediately and let cool for approximately 10 minutes.
Any good brownie recipes you have up your sleeve?