Brownies: the recipe for gourmet and irresistible American sweets

ingredients
  • 70% dark chocolate
    200 grams
    • 430 kcal

  • Butter in pieces
    200 grams

  • Cocoa powder without sugar


    30 grams
  • Flour 00
    95 grams
    • 0 kcal

  • Egg
    3
    • 0 kcal

  • salt


    1 pinch
    • 21 kcal
  • Granulated sugar
    180 grams
    • 600 kcal

Calories refer to 100 grams of product

THE brownies are the typical ones American treats, squares of chocolate, rich and delicious, which are obtained from a rectangular cake base a few centimeters high. Very popular with adults and children, they are made with a thick paste made from dark chocolate, butter, eggs and flour and are perfect for brightening up any room. breakfast Where nibble, also accompanied by a spoonful of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The main characteristic of brownies is the crumbly crust on the surface which, with their intense chocolate and butter flavor, makes them irresistible and tender.

They were born as a practical “take-out”, to be easily transported or like to walk. It is said that they were first prepared in Chicago in 1892 when, on the occasion of a fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America, Bertha Palmer, a lady of high rank, asked his boss to make a practical candy to take with you that at the same time does not dirty hands or clothes.

The name brownies comes from dark color candy, a characteristic that distinguishes them from blondies, the equivalent squares made with White chocolate. If you want, you can also use milk chocolate, gianduia and enrich the dough with hazelnuts, almonds, pecans or some other kind of dried fruit at your convenience; for a lighter but equally delicious version, you can add extra virgin olive oil in place of butter, provided it is very delicate. Find out how to prepare them by following our step-by-step instructions.

How to make brownies

Brownies the recipe for gourmet and irresistible American sweets

Combine the diced butter and chopped chocolate (1) in a bowl, then melt in a double boiler.

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Work the eggs and sugar with a hand whisk (2).

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Add a pinch of salt (3).

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Mix everything (4).

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Once cooled, add the chocolate-butter mixture to the dough (5).

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At this point, add the flour (6).

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Add the cocoa powder (7) and mix everything until the dough is smooth and without lumps.

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Transfer the dough to a 27 × 42 cm rectangular mold, lined with a sheet of parchment paper (8), and bake in a static oven at 170 ° C for about 20-25 minutes.

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Once cooked, take the cake out of the oven (9) and let it cool.

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Cut into squares and serve (10).

storage

You can store brownies at room temperature for 3-4 days, inside a special airtight container or in a tin box.

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