Friday, July 31, 2009



Per got to choose dessert last time we had guests, and he picked brownies. He wanted a really classic brownie, with "no stuff in it". Stuff, meaning nuts, usually. I myself love walnuts and dried apricots in brownies, but he prefers plain. So, here goes, a very plain brownie. Still, very good! And as you can see, I served it with ice cream and a creamy caramel sauce that was just divine!

(printable recipe)

200 g dark chocolate
125 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
280 g sugar
1 small vanilla bean, seeds
2 eggs
150 ml flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Finely chop the chocolate. Set aside half of it. Melt the other half. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy, and add the seeds from the vanilla bean. (Feel free to use extract if you prefer.) Mix in one egg at a time. Stir in the melted chocolate, and then the flour and cocoa powder. Finally add the rest of the chopped chocolate.

The batter will be fairly stiff. Scrape it into a buttered pan (mine is about 20 cm square) and bake at 175°C for about 25-30 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:


Tales from a San Francisco shutter-bug said...

That looks amazing!

Puglette said...

oh yum! i was just thinking about dessert and then i see that lovely brownie...sigh.

Justin said...

i've never heard of using real vanilla bean in a brownie recipe before... these must be great

Chrissy said...

It looks delicious. Your food photography really complements this blog!

alissa said...

Yum! My son said we should make this :) He loves chocolate and ice cream so I think you've made his day.

OLGUIS said...

I love Brownies any kind and any shape is my favorite dessert.
Great blog you have.