Soul Food – Brownies

15 Jul

My liking of chocolate is questionable – I can appreciate a nice piece of a special chocolate, but if given the choice I will choose something fruity or a good cheese cake.

Nevertheless, these chocolate brownies are to die for. nothing special going on, nothing complicated about it, just a sweet and perfect quick dessert that goes well with a cup of coffee in a rainy day (it’s the middle of July and Paris has never been wetter). After the week I had, I’m allowed to eat all the chocolate I have in reach.

cup and a quarter of flour
Β½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cocoa
300 grams of chocolate
200 grams of butter
1 teaspoon of coffee
cup and a half of sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

100 grams white chocolate chunks into the mixture
Almonds / hazelnuts / walnuts
2 tablespoons Nutella
Tablespoon chocolate liqueur
Coarse salt

2 small comments:
1. Β You need to use 300g of chocolate, I usually recommend 200g dark chocolate and 100g milk chocolate but use whatever you have, if you have any special chocolate at home (like one filled with something yummy) don’t hesitate to use it.
2. The extras are indeed extras, they add a lot to the mix, so don’t use more than one at a time, except for the Coarse salt, just sprinkle it on top of the mix before putting in the oven, the combination of the sweet and salty in amazing and gives the whole dessert a twist.|


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 Β° C
  2. Prepare a pan lined with a cookie sheet that sticks out on 2 sides. Grease the sheet plus the 2 other sides of the pan.
  3. Put the chocolate, Butter and coffee in a bowl. then melt them together.
    (if you are adding Nutella – this is the time)
  4. Add the sugar and stir.
  5. Add the eggs (one at a time) and stir.
  6. Add the vanilla extract.
  7. In another bowl mix the flour, salt and cocoa.
  8. Beat in the flour mix to the chocolate batter, don’t stir more than you absolutely need to.
  9. If you plan on adding something extra, this is the time (I added white chocolate chunks).
  10. Pour the mix to the pan, sprinkle coarse salt if you want to, and put it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes (it should be stable but the toothpick should be moist when you check it out)
  11. Let it cool down for about a night before you try to cut the brownies.
    Do you see all the salt?

Cut while still being hot, not aesthetic but delicious.

Have fun.


8 Responses to “Soul Food – Brownies”

  1. campanulladellaanna July 15, 2012 at 09:46 #

    Yumi … delicious πŸ˜› Thanks @Emma for your visiting and stopping by

  2. joshi daniel July 15, 2012 at 15:29 #

    yummy πŸ™‚

    • Emma July 15, 2012 at 23:21 #

      you should try it πŸ™‚

  3. marina July 15, 2012 at 17:38 #

    mmmmmmmmhhhhhhh…….. πŸ™‚

    • Emma July 15, 2012 at 23:21 #

      indeed πŸ˜›

    • Emma July 15, 2012 at 23:22 #

      that’s what I thought when I took my first bite…

  4. adinparadise July 15, 2012 at 19:38 #

    These look really scrumptious, Emma. Thanks so much for the recipe. πŸ˜‰

    • Emma July 15, 2012 at 23:16 #

      try it some time and tell me how was it..

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