Brownies

Yummy Bakes | 11:12 AM |
As sure as night, life's troubles come
As sure as day, they're past
But surer still that endless joy
When heaven we reach at last
- D. De Haan
Earth - the land of trials
Heaven - the land of joys

Chocolates can really lifts up one's spirit. This sinfully ultra rich brownies brought much cheer to me and I am sure it will certainly satisfy any chocoholics' craving instantly. This is the first time I am trying my hands on ganache. The result is so heavenly and luscidious .... sinfully delicious with chunks of walnuts and rich chocolate.


Hmm one slice can't satisfy me ....






Ingredients:
140g unsalted butter
4 eggs
340g castor sugar (I used 300g)
1tsp pure vanilla essence
1/4 salt (I omitted cos I used salted butter)
140g plain flour
80g cocoa powder
110g walnut pieces
2tsp instant coffee powder with 1tsp warm water

Method:
1. Preheat oven at 170 deg
2. Line and grease a 8-inch square cake tin
3. Melt butter and leave to cool
4. Using a wooden spoon gently beat the eggs with the sugar until well blended and creamy looking
5. Stir in the cooled butter, coffee mixture and vanilla essence
6. Sieve the salt, cocoa and flour together and add to the mixture. Stir until thoroughly blended, then fold in the nuts.
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Bake for about 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean
8. Cool cake completely. Pour ganache on cake and decorate with walnuts or cut into smaller pieces and serve with dollop of ice cream.

Chocolate Ganache
Ingredients:


120ml whipping cream
150g dark cooking chocolate (chopped)
20g butter (chopped)

Method:
Double boil cream until warm. Add in chocolate and butter. Stir until it melts. Pour ganache on top of cake. Leave it to cool and set.
Receipe reference: Hearty-bakes
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11 comments:

  1. Wow...this looks moist and rich! I would be tempted to eat the whole cake!!! :D Just wonder how to stay slim with this...haha

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  2. Mary, Precisely, so I went for brisk walk this morning ... feeling less guilty!

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  3. The brownies looks real good, rich and moist. You had done a good job :)

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  4. Oh mine, I never see a brownies with another layer of ganache on the top. This is just sinful. I just keep my eyes off it :) :)

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  5. 哇〜超美的啦!給妳拍拍手〜 〜照片也很棒可以上架賣囉!

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  6. Anncoo - thank you.

    ICook4Fun - ya, so sinful but dont care lah, enjoy first.

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  7. Candy - 好吧我送一你一个

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  8. This is so delicious, what a perfect timing, I only have a cup of instant coffee with me now, I will help myself with a slice of this, thank you :D

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  9. Hi Happy Homebaker, help yourself, don't be shy and hope you will enjoy it with your coffee.

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  10. hi Yummy Koh

    the rich mocha walnut brownie with chocolate ganache frosting certainly lift my spirits up =] too good for a chocolate lover to resist.

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  11. Hi Bakertan, thanks for visiting my blog. Yes, this brownie indeed satisfies all cholocate lovers instantly.

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