I like having a good collection of trusty recipes around. The kind that can be prepared in less-than-ideal conditions, and still turn out great. The following brownie recipe is one of those.
We are currently Glamping (camping in style) and are cooking with a gas camping oven/stove. We are incredibly grateful to have this oven! But it doesn’t circulate the heat evenly and if I don’t time it just right, I end up with charcoal and not food. Well, I’ve baked these twice in my fantastic-but-less-than-perfect oven and both times they’ve turned out great!! (Although I do admit in both cases I had to cut significant sections of burnt chocolate off where my oven’s hotspots did their thing.)
Still, I’d serve these to the President or Prime-minister, even the Queen, any day!
1 c. butter
14 oz. (400 grams) dark chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1 T. instant coffee (dissolved in 1 T. hot water)
1 c. flour (I used an all purpose gluten-free mix. No one can ever tell the difference. Except my baby who doesn’t get a tummy ache.)
Preheat your oven to 300F (150C). Line a 9×13 pan with parchment (baking) paper. Over a double-boiler melt dark chocolate and butter. Remove from heat, add sugar and mix well. Add eggs, vanilla, salt and coffee; and finally flour. Bake that gooey goodness for about 30-35 minutes. Let cool to room temperature; then move to the fridge and cool completely. (I KNOW… I hate it when recipes say that too! … Thankfully, in this case, the amount of brownie the recipe produces leaves room for a couple snitches of warm brownie. Even with a couple premature tastes, there should be plenty of the cooled version left to serve–which, in my opinion, is actually the best–the chilling is what makes them so chewy.)
Give them a try! I’d love to hear what you think 🙂 .
Cody and Jacob happened to be by today and inadvertently became the brownie-models for this post. Thanks guys!!!
I apologize in advance, but
this next photo potentially takes ‘food-porn’ to an inappropriate level.
Then there was Jacob:
Thanks guys! But I think my baby takes the cake!