Chocolate Brownies

I’ve been struggling with brownies for a long time! My problem was I couldn’t get them moist and soft so either they resulted into a piece of brick or they were way too liquid in the center.


the other day I was watching Food Network and Alton Brown demonstrated how to make successful brownie so I gave it a try.

The pictures I’ve taken suck cause it was late in the afternoon when I started baking and it was getting dark, and well, I’ve already got some serious issues taking decent pictures with good lightening, imagine what can happen when I’m shooting in the darkness….

Let’s make the brownies 🙂

Ingredients (makes 8 small brownies):

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

In a bowl of your electric mixer beat 2 eggs

turn your mixer on low heat and add in 1/2 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup flour

and 1/2 cup cocoa powder

melt the butter

and very slowly

pour it into the mixer

Take a 10cm x 15 cm pan and cover it with baking paper. Pour in the batter

Bake at 170 C for about 45 min. About 35-40 min check it with a tooth-stick to make sure  it is not over cooking

When ready take it out of the oven

and while still warm, cut it into squares

Serve with a warm cup of milk


Each brownie provides:

  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21 g
  • Proteins: 3 g

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.