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My Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

If there is ever one recipe that I have attachment issues with, it would be my brownies.

It was year 2002 or was it 2003? I can’t quite remember now. All I can remember was I survived many moments with these brownies.

  • Stack of assessments to complete at Uni. Brownies. 
  • Tears over bad grade. Brownies.
  • Stressed friends. Brownies
  • Helping a friend to impress her boyfriend. Brownies
  • A big thank you to a supervisor? Brownies
  • Break up tears? Brownies
  • I hate statistics. Brownies
  • Marking assignments. Brownies
  • Celebration in completion of thesis-s. Brownies
  • Farewells at various internships. Brownies 
  • Impress the potential (and now quite real!) extended family members of in laws. Brownies 

Brownies were actually one of the first most successful bakes I have ever done. Ask my hubby. He survived rock cakes (I mean rock!). We weren’t even dating yet! What about floury cookies? Or raw ones? Oh I have done it all. My poor friends who survived through my years of disasters (and more to come). 

But somehow, as I grow tougher, more adventurous… I neglected my brownies. I say mine with a big possessiveness neon sign on it.  When a few colleagues took turns to bring their version of chocolate brownies, something in me stirred.

I HAD to make brownies.

Over my uni years (~8 years!!!), many late nights, allowed me to change and alter the recipe till it I can call mine finally. It’s seriously my pride and joy. Even though it’s a simple, everyone can do it dessert…. the smell of the mixture, the chocolate.. .. it brought me back to yester-years.

So finally, I decided to share with you my ultimate. It’s my favourite of all favourites. It’s dark, rich, slight crisp on outside and soft/fudgy on the inside. And perhaps then you could create more tomorrow, future years of memories. 

My Ultimate Chocolate Brownies 

1/3 cup plain flour
1/2 cup of Nestle Cocoa Powder 
1 cup of sugar
1.5 cups of chopped toasted pecans/walnuts
250 grams of Lindt dark 70% chocolate (Sometimes, I used a mixture of 60% or 70%. I even experimented with peppermint versions as well)
250 grams of butter melted
2-3 tsp of vanilla essence
4 eggs lightly beaten 

Preheat Oven to 180C. Line slice tin with baking paper.

Sift flour and cocoa. Toss sugar, nuts and broken pieces of dark chocolate in mixture. Make a well in the middle. Pour butter and fold gently. Slowly add in eggs and vanilla. Continue to fold. Then pour into tin, smooth surface and bake for 45-50 minutes. It will still be slightly soft inside-that’s perfect! Cool. Chill for 2 hours or overnight before slicing.

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17 thoughts on “My Ultimate Chocolate Brownies”

  1. brownies are very much like good friends to you, a good companion that stood by your side thru ups and downs and how it brought back so much memories. Simply lovely!

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  2. This look great! I also started with brownies – My first time – I used a smaller pan than I should have : DISASTER – the insides were undercooked! haha. Since then I’ve gotten better. I noticed you just added the broken dark chocolate – so no need to melt it before hand?

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  3. Good brownies really can get you through just about anything. They are required for a happy life, I’m convinced. These look the perfect amount of fudgy and delicious!

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  4. Shirley- awww. thanks dearie.tigerfish- haha. ya! the simpler it is the bettter. ;Plena- that’s exactly right. rita- yeah. it is a good ’emergency dessert’ too.Sudden Cook- I totally understand! I havent experienced that with brownies but with other cakes before. Jen- thanks!Min- of course u can ;)Sonia- would love to see what he says!Jessica-i’m so glad u like it too.Ching- thanks!Babe_KL_ hehehe. I hope so. but maybe none chocolate lovers will not like this as much.Victor- I’m proud of these brownies LOL JOanne- that’s true. it’s a balance!

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  5. These brownies look amazing! I’ve been itching to send a friend some brownies (as she’s getting ready for finals during her freshman year at college). I’m sure these will help her get through the last weeks of school. 🙂

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