Saturday, April 2, 2011

OMG Brownies

These aren't really called OMG brownies but one bite and you'll want to eat the whole bar in one go - they are THAT good! Personally, its the best thing I have made in the last one year. I was expecting them to be more like cake however, they came out perfect, absolutely decadent - squidgy in the middle with a crusty, crackled top. This is sinful people and it doesn't help my weight loss goals. Who cares though! Make them and have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ohmygod brownies (makes enough for one glutton to get sick on)
-- recipe from 500 Classic Chocolate Recipes, Felicity Forster, bought at 60% discount!

150g dark chocolate (I used Morde which isn't really the best, gonna try with Lindt 70% dark next time)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 180C and prepare a loaf tin (grease and flour it). Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish and mix well till no lumps remain, add the oil once the chocolate is well dissolved. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add to the melted chocolate, stirring constantly with a whisk or a spatula. The mixture will begin to thicken at this stage.

Whisking lightly, fold in the flour and sugar. Mix in the vanilla and baking powder just before putting in the oven. The original recipe indicated a baking time of 15 minutes though mine took well about 35 minutes to bake. I prefer a more cake like texture than a chewy brownie so if chewy is your thing, reduce the baking time by 10 minutes.


1. You can add nuts or berries after you have incorporated the flour and sugar.

2. I know the cardinal rule of baking is to mix all the dry ingredients together but I chose to add the baking powder at the last stage because it tends to lose its potency when given wait time so just shove the pan in the preheated oven once you've added the baking powder.

3. The batter is relatively thicker than cake batter.

4. Absolutely DO NOT use regular chocolate like Cadbury for this. Please, please use cooking chocolate. Delhi folks can find Morde cooking chocolate at Le Marche and Modern Bazaar. If you have friends coming from the states, ask them to get you Ghirardelli or Valrhona.


  1. awesome brownies..they sound n look only soo yumm... bombay folks can buy cooking choc bar at any nature's basket outlet btw.

  2. aaah nice. try them and let me know how they went!

  3. these look great...thanks for sharing...