Cocoa Brownies | How to make Cocoa Brownies

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By BetterButter Editorial
Created on 3rd Jun 2016
  • Cocoa Brownies, How to make Cocoa Brownies

About Cocoa Brownies

Delicious little chocolaty bites that are perfect with a glass of chilled Milk.

  • Prep Time10mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves12People

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  • Cocoa Brownies

Cocoa Brownies

Ingredients to make Cocoa Brownies

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 & 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cold large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (65 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup (65 grams) walnut or pecan pieces

How to make Cocoa Brownies

  1. Pre Heat oven to 180 degree centigrade. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a pan over low heat.
  3. Stir from time to time until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth and hot enough that you want to remove your finger fairly quickly after dipping it in to test.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and set aside briefly until the mixture is only warm, not hot. Stir in the vanilla with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended, add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with a wooden spoon/spatula
  6. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread evenly in the lined pan. Bake until a toothpick plunged into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely on a rack. Lift up the ends of the parchment or foil liner, and transfer the brownies to a cutting board. Cut into 16 or 25 squares.

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