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There’s nothing more romantic than a gooey fresh-out-of-the-oven brownie!
Well, today – I’ll be showing you how to make that “berry, berry” nice looking brownie slab, pictured above!
DISCLAIMER: they’re topped with dried crushed raspberries and edible rose petals for that extra bit of yummy love.
Want to know the best part? They’re ONLY 144 calories per slice! Usually, brownies range between 350-400 calories each! 💪
Ingredients needed to make the lovely brownies
1/2 cup unsalted butter (just melted)
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 1/8 sugar or sweetener
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour or plain flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Crushed dried raspberries and edible rose petals (for garnish)
Way to make the lovely brownies
Begin by preheating your oven to 175 degrees (or gas mark PHWOAR!)
Then, grease your baking tray with a fine layer of butter or oil, before adding parchment paper.
Next, make a start by adding the hot melted butter, coconut oil and sugar into a bowl. Mix vigorously for about a minute.
Afterwards, add the eggs and vanilla extract – before mixing again for another minute.
By now, it should be time for the flour, cocoa powder and salt (in another bowl) – add them to the wet ingredients, fold gradually until you can no longer see any dry ingredients.
*insert chocolate chunks or chips here (optional)* if you’re planning to do it, now’s the time.
Top tip: don’t over-mix. If you overdo it, you’ll end up with a cake. As tasty as cakes are, they’re no brownie.
Tips when making lovely brownies
Another top tip: ‘folding’ just means drawing the a sideways infinity sign with your spatula (going around the sides of the bowl) and covering the wet mixture over the dry as you do it (meeting in the centre).
Transfer your batter into the greased and lined baking tray, before popping in the oven for 20-25 (depending on the strength of your oven).
Top tip: brownies don’t have a set-time, people feel differently about tastes & texture. What I will say though, bake them until it no longer jiggles on the top when you shake it.
Another top tip: pop a toothpick in the centre to check. If it comes out with chocolate all over it, congratulations you’ve got yourself a tray fudge brownies! 🎉
Ways to enjoy the lovely brownies
Want a tea to pair it with (not that you’d need it)? I’ve got the loveliest suggestion!
All that leaves is to set the tray aside out to cool before cutting it into slices (and adding the crushed raspberries & edible rose petals).
I don’t need to tell explain the final step, do I? It’s basically just you putting a slice in your mouth – not even on a plate!
If you get a chance to try these, let me know your thoughts in the comments!