Chewy Chocolate Brownies with Rum (or without!)

Warm brownies are generally an all time fave, but the chewier ones with a good measure of dark rum are a totally different story altogether! What I really love about this simple cake is that it is so easy to bake and yet so delicious & gorgeous to look at!! Image

If you have 15 mins to spare this weekend, why not give this one a spin?

All you need :

50 gms Dark Chocolate , chopped

100 gms Butter, chopped ( unsalted would be great )

225 gms Brown Sugar

50 gms Flour

2 tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – if using sweetened cocoa powder, reduce the sugar quantity- simple !

2 eggs

2 tbs dark rum ( Optional,  but why not?!)

Once you’ve got all the ingredients in place, you gotta:

Pre heat the oven to 170 C, line an 8” square baking tin with baking paper. This part is kinda tricky but a lot of fun if you’re into craft ! You may want to grease the tin before this so that the paper sticks to the sides. Set aside this piece of art- it literally is!

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Put the chopped chocolate & butter in a heavy bottomed bowl & place over ( but not into ) a pan of gently simmering water.  With a spatula, gently stir the mixture until smooth & super glossy! Be sure to get rid of lumps.

In another wider bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder & sugar. Pour in the slightly cooled chocolate – butter mixture, add the eggs & rum – stir together all ingredients till smooth & lump free.  Get an eager 7 year old to help out ( My niece loves this activity, especially coz it involves melted chocolate! )

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Your Brownie Batter is ready! 

Pour the brownie batter into lined baking tin & pop into oven for 30-35 mins. 

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Insert a toothpick into centre to test the doneness of brownie- it should come out moist but clean.

Now comes the toughest part- you have to let the brownie sit for 30 mins in the tin, till cooled.

Once cooled, cut the brownie into equal square wedges & serve with ice cream!! ( I’d just dive in with a spoon, tho )

 And if you’re feeling experimental- here are a few more gorgeous Brownie ideas !

1-Dust the brownie wedges in cocoa powder for a delicious & very rustic appeal! Stack ‘em high & serve with gooey chocolate syrup.

2-At batter mixing stage, throw in chopped walnuts for a crunchy & healthy option!

3-Or you can add chopped mars bars or gems at the batter mixing stage! The brownie turns extra extra chewy & so much fun- kids (& adults) really dig this! 

Have fun!

 

 

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