It’s no secret that I love making endlessly complex desserts. Concoctions that take days to carefully prepare following processes that feel like a labyrinth. But some days, I just feel like making something easy that doesn’t leave the kitchen looking as though a miniature tornado swept through it, y’know?
It’s been ever so long since I’ve made brownies. I have been saying to Cam for years now that I had to make them at some point, but for some reason I always put it off. Well, I needed a little brownie mixture for a separate concoction I was dreaming up so I finally set about making them.
This is a no-fuss, almost no-dishes, recipe that results in the loveliest brownies. In 40 minutes (30 of which are spent kicking back, waiting for the oven to do it’s thing and dreaming about brownies) your house will smell of chocolate and you’ll have a bevy of brownies waiting to be nommed. That sounds like a nice lazy day of baking to me.
They’re perfectly moist and chewy and sweet and even a little salty: the biggest challenge these present is trying to stop at one!
This recipe offers you the bare bones: you can fold in any of your favourite nuts or chocolate chips or lollies or anything else that tickles your fancy.
|One-Pot Chocolate Brownies|
|200g (7oz) dark chocolate, chopped120g (4 1/4 oz) unsalted butter, chopped
200g (7oz) brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g (5 1/3 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground sea salt