Apron Wisdom #4! And this only came about because I was craving cake (so what else is new?). One slight problem, well actually, a few. Where I was, I had no mixer, no electric beater, no measuring cups/spoons, not even a whisk. There was always the option of abandoning my baking mission, but this was a craving not to be ignored! So as always, phone call to mom for some kitchen SOS.
‘You can use my chewy brownies recipe from my blog.’
That’s it? From my source of sage advice? Not even going to talk me through it step-by-step?
Turns out, it was shockingly easy to make. I had to modify it because I didn’t have brown sugar, walnuts or vanilla extract. I also halved the ingredients because I knew I would eat it all. And when I use ‘cup measurements’, that’s me using a mug that looked roughly the size of a measuring cup. So definitely check out her original recipe at www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com.
I used Lindt chocolate for this. For no other reason than the fact that I love Lindt chocolate!
100g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
1/2 cup natural sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup natural sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla (I didn’t have any so I didn’t add this but I’m sure it would taste much better if you did!)
1/2 cup plain flour
- Put a pot of water to boil and a Pyrex bowl over the top (there’s a smart chef word for this but I don’t know what it is). Place Part A ingredients into the bowl and melt over the heat. Take off heat when fully melted.
- Beat Part B ingredients and mix into Part A mixture. It should become quite thick and gooey.
- Finally, add the flour to the bowl and stir well.
- Pour batter into a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Bake at 160°C for 30 minutes. If you smell the glorious cake smell before this, chances are it’s almost done. So don’t overbake it.
- Take it out and let it cool. Cut into squares and serve.
Chewy and chocolatey. That’s the only way I like my brownies. And once again, mom’s recipe hasn’t let me down.
Does that look good, or does that look good? Satisfied my cravings? You betcha!
So when you find yourself stranded without your normal kitchen equipment, you can’t go wrong with this recipe! It’s almost far too simple.