Recipe: Storecupboard Brownies

Recently I had a 9pm craving for brownies, and it was a craving that only good, proper brownies would cure. The problem? I had no chocolate in, and all my brownie recipes utilise melted chocolate (and a lot of it!). Knowing that not eating a brownie would result in an all-out brownie blow-out as soon as I got to a shop next, I set about throwing some bits and pieces together.

 photo Storecupboard Brownies 5_zps4cv8lqjd.jpg photo Storecupboard Brownies 3_zpsibm2hbqf.jpgThe result was these – rich, moist and extremely chocolatey brownies. They have the papery thin crust that only proper brownies develop, a chewy edge and fudgy centre. This amount of cocoa-sugar does make for quite a dark-bitter brownie, so add in a little sugar (or milk/white chocolate chips!) if you have a sweeter tooth. Trust me when I say it; these were a big hit when I carted them halfway up the country to visit W!

 photo Storecupboard Brownies 10_zpsfi8dryer.jpgIngredients (makes 6 decently sized brownies)

  • 70g salted butter, melted (coconut oil also works, though does make the brownie slightly oiler)
  • 120g sugar
  • 35g cocoa powder (I’ve been using some raw, unprocessed, unrefined stuff – it’s insanely rich and chocolatey!)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 35g flour
  • Any additions – I highly recommend cocoa nibs for a not-too-naughty chocolate kick

Combine the melted butter with the sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract, adding a tiny drop of milk. Let cool slightly, then beat in the egg before folding in the flour. Stir through your additions, then pour into a lined baking dish. Bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes, then cool completely before slicing.

 photo Storecupboard Brownies 11_zpsxm5pxpyq.jpgEnjoy cold with a glass of milk or (my ultimate indulgence) warmed with a little ice-cream. You can’t beat a warm, gooey brownie topped with some smooth salted caramel ice-cream!

Are you a lover of chocolate brownies? What’s your go-to recipe?

  • That’s such a fab and easy recipe, definitely going to try it out! My go-to recipe is Millionaire Shortbread because it’s so easy x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  • These sound delish! I always want to do some storecupboard baking but always seem to be out of the one key ingredient I need!

    • ninegrandstudent

      Aha, I’m the same (usually butter!) x

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Omg now I need brownies. Just imagining the lovely gooey middle… sigh

    x
    http://Www.siobhanrothwell.com

    • ninegrandstudent

      These were super gooey! x

  • These look so gooey….! Favouriting this recipe, I am definitely giving these babies a go!

    Katie.
    xxLa Coco Noire

    • ninegrandstudent

      They were amazingly good, might have to rebake soon! x

  • It sounds so good ! Thank you for sharing that recipe !

    • ninegrandstudent

      Totally delicious! x