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!
200 g dark chocolate
125 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
280 g sugar
1 small vanilla bean, seeds
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: