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Brownies (chocolate TNT)
4 Nov 2012


Brownies (chocolate TNT) | Snap a Bite

A namesake of mine (also) loves to bake. Her passion once sent her on a quest to find the best brownie recipe. She dug deep into a treasure trove of recipes, and unearthed this jewel. She shared it with me, and decided shortly thereafter that, in the interest of attaining world peace, this must be shared with everyone.

A fair warning though, in the wake of this chocolate explosive charge: no other chocolate cake will ever again move you the way it did before.

Brownies (chocolate TNT) | Snap a Bite

Forget the elves and their Lembas bread, with these glucose grenades you too can fill your energy meter with a mere bite and nibble.

Brownies (chocolate TNT) | Snap a Bite

I can’t believe how many I made. You can freeze these for long term storage, thank my lucky stars. So I locked a good deal of the batch away for future use, thus saving myself and my boyfriend from chocolate OD’ing.

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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Serves: 30-40 brownies


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4 egg(s)
250 gr butter (melted)
60 gr flour
80 gr cocoa powder
320 gr sugar
50 gr vanilla sugar
200 gr chocolate (dark and chopped))
1 teaspoon(s) of baking powder


Preheat your oven to 160°C/320°F.
Mix all dry ingredients (not the chocolate).
Mix the eggs with the melted butter.
Add the eggs and butter to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
Add the chocolate to the mixture.

Grease an oven tray (30x20 cm/12x8 inch) with some extra butter.
Sprinkle some extra cocoa powder over the butter and shake the tray to evenly coat it.
Pour the mixture in the tray.
Bake for 45 to 60 minutes.
Once ready, let it cool down before taking it out of the tray.


slightly adapted from Bill's Food by Bill Granger.


Notes from readers

squelia  •  11/5/2012 11:17:48 PM
Gaahhhh.... why do my brownies always turn out like cakes?? >:(
Sarah | Snap a Bite  •  11/6/2012 10:27:06 AM
Oooow Squelia, that's too bad... Here, have a brownie!
But seriously though, try this recipe. It was the first time I tried it and it turned out great. You'll do fine too, I'm sure :) I'm rooting for you here!
Suzanne Perazzini  •  11/7/2012 12:41:25 PM
The photos show exactly how moist and delicious those brownies are. Your friend did an amazing job.
Joy  •  11/8/2012 5:32:11 PM
For whatever reason I've never considered freezing brownies. That's a GREAT way to exercise portion control! These look delicious too.
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