Real life can get crazy busy sometimes, but one should always make time for fudge brownies. why? well, I’m glad you asked! you see, after only one bite from these divine, chocolatey brownies, the world seem to spin whole lot slower… which gives me just about the needed break from a long hectic day.
However, I’m only smooth talking you to distract you from the fact that I have turned from a somewhat respectable skilled photographer, to a disgrace to everyone who ever hold a real camera. why? well, I’m not glad you asked – but I’m gonna tell you anyway, because chewing on these fudge brownies is making me surprisingly honest! (but it may just be the “secret” ingredient I sneaked in. don’t judge.)
Remember I said life can get crazy busy? try combining that with blogging about your baking adventures, which is, if you haven’t noticed by now, quite a task! baking can get complicated at times, even more than just cooking regular dishes, because it requires a lot of precision and perfectionism… now I’m all up for that, but throw in the process a 5DMK2 to document it all – and you break my concentration and add quite a lot of time to a process that needs to be timed accurately. while I do appreciate the mega super powers of my full frame lady, I have given up a lot of opportunities to blog about my fabulous noms in the past couple of month because I honestly couldn’t bring myself to document the entire process… but don’t call me lazy just yet.
I was trying to work out a way in which I’m gonna be able to continue food-blogging without it being such a time-consuming-recipe-ruiner task, and with heavy heart I realised that if I don’t ditch my gigantic camera, and replace it with,
god satan forgive me, my iPhone, shit just ain’t gonna flow.
Let’s not get into how shitty iPhone photography is, cause I can go on all day and we’ve got some brownies to bake – so let me just say that despite it being shitty, it’s a VERY convenient way to capture the baking process without interfering it, and right now that’s what matters.
So… you may take away the chip on my shoulder and declare me a toy photographer (I mean, you can try, and I will most likely stab you in the face) but from this day onward all food photography on my blog, excluding the final dish photo, will be made using, ugh… that thing.
Can we fucking BAKE now? cool. let’s roll bitches.
What you’ll need:
- 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2 Tablespoons strong coffee or water
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 175°C and grease a 10″ round baking pan.
Combine butter and cocoa powder in a small bowl, and place over a pot of simmering water. Make sure that the simmering water down not touch the bottom of the bowl. Add the coffee or water and stir to melt the ingredients.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs and the sugar. Add the vanilla extract. When the butter and chocolate have melted and come together, slowly stir the sugar mixture into the chocolate mixture.
While stirring, make sure you explain your cat why Fudge Brownies aren’t cat food and why she can’t lick the bowl afterwards. do it gently. cats are sensitive.
Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
Fold in the nuts, saving a small handful for the top of the brownies if you like.
Pour the batter in the pan, sprinkle with chocolate chips or chocolate chunks and remaining nuts.
Bake for 18-25 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cut into bars.
Dive in and the let the world move sloooower :)
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