Not to brag, but the best fudgy brownie I ever had I made it myself. It has to be soft, moist and brimming of chocolate. Anything but is rubbish so you either find yourself a place that knows how to make it or learn how to make a brownie. Many restaurants disguise an average brownie by warming it in the microwave and placing a dollop of ice-cream on top.
An awesome brownie will melt in your mouth like chocolate. It will be decadent on its own, but can be accompanied by ice-cream if you like it. A good brownie is squidgy, but can keep it’s shape when cool and cut. Usually I make the brownies with only 4 tablespoons of flour and 4 of cocoa powder. Hence the batter is typically quite liquid. Whereas on this occasion I wanted to top the brownie with the chocolate eggs. For this reason I increased the amount of dry ingredients. The extra quantity of flour and cocoa ensures that the eggs stay on top and won’t sink. But not to worry! The result will still be a fudgy brownie, soft and moist.
Before the fudgy brownie
Before I made fudgy brownie, we went to a Star Wars philharmonic concert. The whole repertoire focused on the songs from the Star Wars movies, including Force Awakens. Before the concert started, we had the chance to snap some pics with COS PLAYERS! .
There were Stormtroopers (obviously), and angry Anakin (ep. 3), Obi-Wan, Rey, an Imperialtrooper, Vader, Palpatine, Leia, ep. 7 Luke , RE-D2 and others. Out of them all, I think Stormtroopers are the coolest ones. Even though there’s “hundreds” of them in the movies, I love cos play troopers the most. Maybe cause they are fully covered and you can trick your mind into thinking that they are actual Stormtroopers ?!
They immediately started with the main theme, the opening theme of the Star Wars saga. Hearing the song live (HD quality, haha ), loud and clear, gave me goose bumps. I was so thrilled , happy, so exhilarated that tears of joy were running down my cheeks. I kid you not! Some of the songs they played were Leia’s theme, Anakin’s and Padmé and Anakin’s which was really sad. The whole time I was thinking “this is one of the saddest love stories ever “. Worse than “A walk to remember”. Things turned cheerful again when they played the “Imperial March” and “Cantina Band”. During Cantina song, one of the musicians was dancing to the rhythm. You could see how much he loved the song and he was having fun, enjoying the moment, even though he heard it so many times. And his fallow musicians were enjoying his energy.
These are some of the best things in my world: Star Wars and a piece of fudgy brownie .
Adapted from: LorrainePascale
330 grams butter
400 grams dark chocolate, finely chopped
6 large eggs, at room temperature
4 egg yolks, at room temperature
pinch of salt
1 cup + 1/4 cup (330 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup + 3 tablespoons (170 grams) all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cocoa powder, sifted
2 packs (200 grams) mini chocolate eggs (I used Milka Mini Eggs)
Ingredients for a baking tray 25cm x 35cm
- First of all, melt the butter in a saucepan, on medium heat. Once melted completely, take off the heat and immediately add the chopped chocolate. Let it sit for a few minute, then stir until completely mixed. Put aside to cool. Don’t keep the chocolate in the fridge before using as it will lower the temperature of the butter. Also, do not even think to reheat it after adding the chocolate. This will cause the butter to split.
- In a large bowl, add the eggs and egg yolks with a pinch of salt. Whisk until they start to foam. Add all the sugar and whisk at high speed, until it triples its volume, turns fluffy and pale yellow. It will take around 8 to 10 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the flour and cocoa powder.
- Once cooled down, add the melted chocolate over the eggs mixture, close to the edges of the bowl. This will prevents from losing the air in the eggs. Sift a small quantity of the dry ingredients over the egg mixture. Using a spatula, start to gently mix. Fold the mixture close to the edges and make sure you also scoop from the bottom. Only mix slowly and gently, not vigorously or you will knock all the air out. Sift the flour and cocoa powder over the eggs gradually until its finished. I added them in 4-5 additions. Mix until all the chocolate, flour and coco powder is incorporated.
- Line the baking tray with baking paper. Transfer the batter to the baking tray and level it lightly with the spatula. Crush half the chocolate eggs and cover the batter with all the chocolate eggs. Don’t sink them into the batter.
- Bake at 190 degrees for about 17-20 minutes. Check after 17 minutes, if it still feel a bit squidgy but firm, it’s ready.Let it cool completely before removing from the tray. Grab the edges of the paper and transfer the brownie.
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