We all know I'm not going to use margarine, though, don't we?
Making a not-so-logical link, I do love my kitchen equipment; indeed, I do. For my 19th alone, I was given a set of sushi plates and tools, a few basic kitchen gadgets (spatulas, lamé, cheese graters, oil dispensers, etc.), a few Mora tarts (this and this), this knife and fork steak set, and money, which I used to buy a Pillivuyt lasagne baker and cake stand. Well, they were on sale. But sometimes, just sometimes, I like to make something using only basic equipment: a small bowl, a cute mould, perhaps a spatula, and a whisk. It's the simplicity that appeals to me, there's no stress, no problems. Just a few gadgets and some chocolate.
I melt the chocolate with butter and water, being careful not to burn it, then I add the cocoa, followed by the rest of the ingredients. I leave the best for last – rough and tough chocolate chips – mix everything together and pour the mixture in a simple square pan. I also tried adding almonds, which fitted in nicely, but go with what you like. The brownies are left to tan for 20 – 25 minutes, before they're taken out, cut into square pieces and enjoyed, by teenagers and adults alike. They demand no special ingredients and no special equipment, nor do they require a lot of time.
|Triple Chocolate Brownies |
Recipe by Cuina per a llaminers
30 g. butter, cubed
115 g. dark chocolate
62.5 ml water
75 g. sugar
60 g. flour
40 g. cocoa
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. baking soda
A dash of salt
70 g. chocolate, chopped
50 g. almonds or hazelnuts (optional), chopped
1.Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
2.In a bowl over simmering water, mix the water, butter and chocolate together. Let the mixture melt completely. Take off heat, and reserve. Add the cocoa powder and blend.
3.Pour mixture into a bowl, and add the sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix well, then add the flour, baking soda and salt. Then add the chocolate chips (and nuts, if you're using).
4.Butter a 20 x 20 cm square pan, and pour the mixture in. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Take out of oven, let cool for 15 minutes and cut into squares à 4 x 4 cm.
Oppskrift frå Cuina per a llaminers
30 g. smør, i delar
115 g. mørk sjokolade
62.5 ml vatn
75 g. sukker
60 g. mjøl
40 g. kakao
2 store egg
1 ts. vaniljeekstrakt
1/2 ts. natron
70 g. sjokolade, hakka
50 g. mandler eller hasselnøtter (valfritt), hakka
1.Varm opp omnen til 180ºC.
2.Smelt sjokoladen, smøret og vatnet saman over eit vassbad. Ta av varmen og ha i kakaoen. Bland godt saman.
3.Hell blandinga i ein bolle, og ha i sukkeret, egga og vaniljen. Bland. Ha så i mjølet, natronen og saltet. Ha i den hakka sjokoladen og even. nøtter til slutt.
4.Smør ei 20 x 20 cm form, og ha i deigen. Steik i 20 - 25 minutt, eller til kaka er heilt gjennomsteikt. Ta or omnen og la kolna i 15 minutt. Skjer i stykke à 4 x 4 cm og server.