Thursday, December 24, 2009

Does anyone have a really good chocolate cookie or brownie recipe?

I'm planning on making either chocolate cookies or brownies for a friend for her birthday but I can't seem to find any good recipes.

I need a recipe with ingredients available in UK.Does anyone have a really good chocolate cookie or brownie recipe?
Yes.Does anyone have a really good chocolate cookie or brownie recipe?

300g soft brown sugar

250g butter

250g chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids)

3 large eggs plus 1 extra egg yolk

60g flour

60g finest quality cocoa powder

陆 tsp baking powder

A 23x23cm, preferably non-stick, or a small roasting tin

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.

Break the chocolate into pieces, set 50g of it aside and melt the rest in a bowl suspended over, but not touching, a pan of simmering water. As soon as the chocolate has melted remove it from the heat. Chop the remaining 50g into gravel-sized pieces.

Beat the sugar and butter using electric beaters for several minutes until white and fluffy.

Break the eggs into a small bowl and beat them lightly with a fork. Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and mix in a pinch of salt. With your boyfriend holding the beaters on a low speed, introduce the beaten egg a little at a time, having him speed up in between additions.

Remove the bowl from the mixer to the work surface, then mix in the melted and the chopped chocolate with a large metal spoon.

Lastly, fold in the flour and cocoa, gently and firmly, without knocking any of the air out. Scrape the mixture into the prepared cake tin, smooth the top and bake for 30 minutes. The top will have risen slightly and the cake will appear slightly softer in the middle than around the edges. Pierce the centre of the cake with a fork - it should come out sticky, but not with raw mixture attached to it. If it does, then return the brownie to the oven for three more minutes. It is worth remembering that it will solidify a little on cooling, so if it appears a bit wet, don't worry.
These both are reallly chocolatey and yummy!

Extra Rich Dark Chocolate Brownies (Adapted from a 1940鈥檚 recipe)

Makes 32 bars (2鈥硏1鈥? Hand mix brownies, makes them tender.

3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa

1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp Canola oil

1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup Splenda)

2 well beaten eggs (or 1/2 cup Egg Beaters)

1/2 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup sifted flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350掳.

Mix together in large bowl: unsweetened cocoa and Canola oil

Blend in sugar and eggs.

Sift flour and measure 3/4 cup.

Sift together sifted flour, baking powder and salt

Hand mix into chocolate mixture.

Pour into greased 8鈥?square pan. (can use aluminum foil and then grease inside, easier to lift brownies out of the pan to cool)

Bake about 15 to 20 minutes. Insert toothpick in the center, if it comes out clean, it鈥檚 done.

When cool, cut into bars and remove from pan.


Chocolate Fudge Cookies鈥?/a>

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix

2 eggs

1/2 cup canola oil

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.

In a medium bowl, stir together the cake mix, eggs and oil until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


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