Brownies

 
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There is two type of people when it comes to brownies, the ones who like fudge with a crust, and the one who like them gooey. I am all for the crust and fudge on the inside. 

Making the brownie out of the box of course it is so so easy, but you know whats even easier. Make a large baking pan of brownies, cut them and freeze them. The brownies will remain fresh and tasteful if storage in an air tight container for up to 4 months. 

I make mine on a large baking pan, I have an adjustable frame (buy it from amazon here) which I create a base with foil paper, brush it with butter, and tadaaa, you get 48 brownies out of it. 

I like to have them in my freezer, which is a life savior for any last minute dinner plans, I always have something fresh and homemade to bring. If you pull them out of the freezer as soon as you know about the dinner, and keep them at room temperature, by the time you get to the dinner they will be perfect. On the way there stop at the grocery store and buy vanilla ice cream for a perfect combo :)

Brownies



 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Makes: 48 2"x2" 
         Prep time:         Cook time:

Ingredients:
  • 563 gr Dark Chocolate (preferebly 60% or higher)
  • 375 gr Butter
  • 925 gr Sugar
  • 8 Eggs
  • 150 gr All-purposed flour
  • 10 gr Salt
  • 100 gr walnuts, optional, I do not use them

Instructions:
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F, butter your prepare baking pan.
  2. On a medium bowl, heat resistant, combine the butter and chocolate. Place it in the microwave and using 30 seconds intervals melt them. Make sure to stir it in between the intervals. The first time you could time it for a minute and a half, and then continue in 30 seconds intervals.
  3. On the bowl of the standmixer, or a large bowl, combine the sugar and eggs. Mix it on medium speed, the mixture is going to get foamy and a pale yellow color.
  4. On a small bowl prepare the flour and salt.
  5. Pour the chocolate mixture into the eggs mixture and continue mixing until all included. Add the flour, start on slow speed, make sure to stop and scrape the sides and bottom of bowl. Mix for 30 seconds, and pour into desire pan.
  6. Cook for 30 minutes.
  7. Let it cool down at room temperature on a cooling rack, wrap with plastic paper and storage in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator and cut. You could serve them right away, or storage them in the freezer. If you would like to serve them in a few hours, let them sit at room temperature.

**Make Ahead: The brownie could be stored on the freezer for up to four months. Separate each layer with parchment paper.

Chocolate Sablee

This recipe is simple and easy as 1,2,3. Same, same, but different from the regular sablee. Same ingredients, almost same quantities, one more ingredient: cacao. 

 Chocolate sablee with Nutella ganache

Chocolate sablee with Nutella ganache

 

Chocolate Sablee


Makes: 600 grams         Prep time:         Cook time:

Ingredients:
  • 252 gr all-purpose flour
  • 28 gr unsweetened cacao
  • 200 gr butter
  • 100 gr powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Instructions:
    1. Preheat the oven to 330 F.
    2. Sift cacao and sugar
    3. Combined the dry ingredients with the butter. You can integrate them by hand or using a mixer using low speed at the beginning and later on medium speed. When the butter is well integrated, it will take 10 minutes approximately, add the egg. Let it mix until you find a smooth and homogenous dough.
    4. Chill the dough on the refrigerator for at least an hour before using. When ready to use, cut as much dough as you need and save the rest in the refrigerator. Break the big dough into small pieces, we are doing this to make sure all dough has the same temperature. Once done, please bring all the dough together and now you can flour the surface. It is important not to over flour the surface because the dough will start to absorb the flour. For cookies I like them of 4mm, alfajores 3.5mm, and pie crust 3mm.


    ** TIP: It can be store in the refrigerator for a month, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Please label the bag with item and date. We tent to use the freezer as those big storage, where we keep putting things and never remembering what we have. I find my self guilty of these and since started to label everything I am better at keeping track and using things from the freezer.

    **Vanilla Dough: Replace the cacao for flour.