Brownies are one of those dessert things that my family would crave randomly - quite often actually. And since we love to eat them so much, it is better if we learn to make them and be good at them.
That way, we can use good ingredients that we can afford heh. and make it less sweet.
I was very keen to learn to make brownies because I saw online a few recipes and they seemed so doable. I also know and read online that not all recipes will ngam you so try a few times baru tau.
Then, one day I saw Pat K's IG and she mentioned that she has tried a few recipes and this is the one that she likes the most - so I decided to give it a try. Ingredients are simple enough so the trip to a bakery to get those supplies was easy.
This is my third attempt (first time with peanut butter) and I am loving it! It turned out to be better than the first time I did it - the differences were I used a better cocoa powder and chocolate chips and I pre-heated the baking pan this time.
So, this round of brownies was way better - crispy on top and gooey in the middle. In the recipe below, I minus the sugar content already so it is a little different than Pat K's. We prefer less sweet brownies because when brownies become too sweet, it's not nice (to us anyway). Actually, even after I lessen the sugar content, it is still sweet. I don't dare to lessen more because scared later the recipe will lari sikit. Heh.
So here goes.
10-INGREDIENTS CHOCOLATE BROWNIES (HALF WITH PEANUT BUTTER)
- 225g salted butter (melted and cooled)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 150g brown sugar
- 100g white sugar
- 4 eggs (room temperature)
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 140g all-purpose flour
- 120g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 200g chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)
- Preheat the oven (and baking pan with baking sheet lined) to 175 degrees Celcius.
- Combine butter, oil, and sugar (brown and white) in a large bowl.
- Add eggs, vanilla extract, and salt.
- Whisk till everything is well combined.
- In the same bowl, sift in flour and cocoa powder.
- Add in chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks).
- Gently fold the batter with a spatula till well combined. DO NOT OVER-MIX - that is why I add in the chocolate chips then only mix together to avoid over mixing.
- Pour the batter into the preheated baking pan.
- This is where you add the peanut butter (if you want).
- Put a few dollops of peanut butter on top and straighten them out with a butter knife.
- Or you can pour half the brownies batter then add the peanut butter and then 'close' it with the other half of the brownies batter.