Monday, 14 February 2011

Forget love - I would rather fall in chocolate!!


Its a Valentines day today and if you have not met your Mr right (or Miss right) there is always time for chocolate day! I am big chocoholic myself and this is my favorite recipe for chocolate brownie (my friends love this too, just try to leave it unattended and it will be gone before you notice it). Just whatever you do don't make the same mistake I do: don't bake it only for yourself (it is selfish and can be really unhealthy)

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

Ingredients: 200g dark chocolate
                    250g butter
                    3 eggs
                    200g sugar
                    150g flour (Very important: don't put more flour then it is written here)
                    2tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
                    a pinch of salt
                    a pinch of baking powder
                    100g of caramel (its not sold in UK unless you go to Lithuanian shop. To make the caramel simply take a can of condensed milk and boil it for 3 hours WHILE IN THE CAN)
                    50g or more of chosen nuts (I used walnuts)

1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Line a square shape form (roasting tin is perfectly fine) with greaseproof paper.
2. Melt chocolate and butter. Best way to do it is to place glass/metal bowl (with pieces of chocolate and butter in it of course) over boiling water and watch until becomes chocolaty cream... hmmm! Make sure that the bowl bottom does not touch the water
3. In separate bowl whisk egg with sugar. Don't overdo it!
4. While stirring the chocolate mixture add the eggs, flour, cocoa powder, salt and the baking powder.
5. Pour the whole mixture into lined and ready baking form 
5. Now it's the fun part! Imagine you are Jackson Pollock and start "decorating" the brownie by trowing in caramel chunks and nuts on the top of chocolate mixture.
6. Press nuts and Caramel lightly into the Chocolate dream so it sinks in a little. Bake it for around 25min (I beg you, please don't over bake it as I have done in the past. Not a very pleasant result). Enjoy and eat it quick before everyone else gets to it. Oh, and don't forget to keep it overnight in the fridge before that!

5 comments:

Viktorija Vaitiekute said...

Rasa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where is a bite for your dear friend Vicki who also suffers from chocoholism quite seriously??? It looks super and I LOVE the title! Who needs men when there is chocolate (joking, I need them! :D)Love love love your brownie! x x x

Principessa said...
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Principessa said...

Follow meeeeeee...... :D so here I am! Since now, I am oficially your loyal FOLLOWER! ;D

Just can't wait to try this brownie!!!! (Maybe next weekend) It looks like real masterpiece! (But I know your secret, I know where you got the recipe from ;D )

Rasa Varanauskaite said...

Well... I am so sorry to keep this secret from everybody, I got this recipe from Beata Nicholson. And if Miss Beata happens to read this blog please don't judge me :-(. For my defense I have slightly (very little) changed the ingredients and the method, so I hope my behavior is acceptable :-)

lina said...

sveika:] mes kaip tik penktadienį su klasioke išbandėme šį pyragą, gavosi LABAI skanus, net nustebome kaip taip išėjo, tai vėl laukiu nesulaukiu kada turėsiu laiko ir vėl jį kepsiuosi :]