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I call this recipe simple because its the ingredients are simple and are mostly readily available at home - butter, sugar, eggs, flour, chocolate and almonds and also because is it really very fast to make.
When I made this brownie batch, the whole process took me about 20 minutes, excluding the baking time. The baking time was not that long anyway, about 15 minutes so really, you can bake and get these brownies on the table in less than 1 hour.
How to Make Simple Brownies - Video Tutorial
Check out my video on how to bake and decorate these simply brownies:
Like I mentioned earlier, this is a small batch brownies. I baked them in a 7 inches square tin. If you want more, you can double the recipe and bake the brownies in a 9 inches square cake pan
The ingredients I used in this simple brownies recipe are pretty basic for brownies and I chose to add some pan roasted chopped almonds in the batter for added texture and a little nutty crunch in every other bite. These nuts are really optional, so if you do not want to add the nuts, it is perfect alright.
Since there is no baking powder or baking soda added to the batter, these brownies, just like all brownies, do not rise. That explains the fudgy texture of brownies, which is a distinct feature of brownies.
An important tip to remember when baking brownies is to make sure they are not over baked. Over baked brownies tend to be dry and cake-like and no longer have the fudge and moist texture. To test if the brownies are ready, you can use the toothpick test. Insert a tooth in the center of your brownie, if it comes out clean, its over baked. It should ideally have some crumbs sticking to it. That is the right stage to remove your brownies from the oven.
This recipe yields moist and fudgy brownies with a beautiful crinkly top. They are really good to be served plain or if you want to make them look a little more fancy, you can always decorate them. I chose to decorate mine with a light and simple drizzle of simple chocolate made using chocolate and butter.
Oven temperature may vary depending on your oven. For mine, when I am following a recipe that requires a baking temperature of 180 degrees Celsius, I set my oven at 175 degrees instead of 180 degrees because that is the optimum temperature for my oven.
It is also important to keep to the baking time as indicated. Baking too long will result in the brownies losing all the fudgy and moist texture.
To cool the brownies, turn them over onto a wire rack, peel of the parchment paper and turn the brownies back so that the top is facing up and leave it to cool completely before frosting.
Here is the full, printable version of my brownies recipe:
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