Accidentally Brownie

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Yeah, it was an accident actually. It wasn’t meant to be a brownie, just a simple chocolate cake but went deliciously wrong. I wasn’t sorry. And michelin-man definitely wasn’t sorry too. He was too happy being appointed the taste-tester for my little baking accidents. I feel so lucky to have him!

If you ever look at recipes on how they tell you to make chocolate ganache icing, sounds as complicated as rocket-science to me. Part of the fun of living in a faraway neverland like this is constantly being pushed to be creative. Okay, so if I can’t get to buy the ingredients the rocket scientists tell me to, that would leave me with two options: get the pastry chef from  deli shop downstairs to make them or make one with whatever I have in the kitchen. I chose the latter. Saves me from the headaches of having to deal with one of Murphy’s Laws … you know those “if anything can go wrong, it will” or “every solution breeds new problems”. To this day, I still believe that Murphy had lived in China or he probably found Murphy’s Law in China…. or better yet, he’s Chinese!

So mine is made from Hersheys chocolate syrup mixed with 2 tbs of Droste cocoa powder.  The more cocoa powder, the thicker it gets. At least it gives me the effect I need, melty but not  dribbly.



*  125g butter, chopped
*  2 tsp instant coffee powder
*  3/4 cup (185ml) water
*  100g dark cooking chocolate, chopped
*  1 cup (200g) brown sugar
*  1/2 cup (75g) self-raising flour
*  1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
*  1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
*  1/4 cup (30g) almond meal
*  1 egg, lightly whisked

Cooking Directions:
1.) Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease the cake pan
2.) Place butter, coffee, water, chocolate and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring 2-3 mnts or 
     until butter & chocolate melt and mixture is smooth.
     Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
3.) Transfer mixture to a bowl. Sift the combined flours & cocoa powder over the chocolate mixture
4.) Add the almond meal. Use a balloon whisk to gently fold the flour into the chocolate mixture.
5.) Add the egg and stir to combine.
6.) Pour cake mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or so
7.) Remove from oven, set aside for 30 mnts before turning on to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes & tips
It is important to cool the warm chocolate mixture before adding the remaining dry ingredients and egg. This cake is best left in its pan to cool before turning on to a rack. Densely textured cakes, such as this, are more delicate when hot and can easily split if turned out too early.

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  dita wrote @

laaa potona ilang? padahal udah siap2 ngiler :d

  dita wrote @

nah tuh dia dah muncul

  barefootster wrote @

hahahaha…. masih ngiler sesudah liat tampangnya? masih brantakan gitu Dit…

  elsye wrote @

hersheys disini mahill bangett…:((…endang Dhi itu brownies nya 😛

  dita wrote @

yang belepotan itu natural dan homemade bgt Dhi. Gak terlalu suka sama foto yang rapi jali :P.

  JennDZ_The LeftoverQueen wrote @

What an absolutely delicious sounding mistake! They look wonderful and the picture is beautiful!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

  Teresa wrote @

My mouth started watering with your brownies. Your picture was quite life like. I will definitely try the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  barefootster wrote @

@ Theresa: thank you, wasn’t meant to be a brownie.. but thank you. Thanks for stopping by.

  barefootster wrote @

@ Jenn – thanks for listing this blog in your foodie blogroll….. 😀 will be coming back there more often

  barefootster wrote @

@ Dita : foto2 lo tetep gak ada yang ngalahin Dit, natural looking tapi gw tau kerja keras dibelakangnya…

  Arlene wrote @

I love ganache, but my, these look every bit as delicious as that! What a happy mistake you’ve made!

  Katie wrote @

That looks like heaven on a plate! I love how you used pink ribbons in the photo. Love your blog!

  dwiana wrote @

lah kalau gini caranya mending accident aja terus biar hasilnya cantekk! bawa sini itu brownies disini pemakan coklat semua dhi.

  fitri wrote @

Buat gue ..sebodo itu accident keq, asal ada coklat nya mah ilang ajah di mulut gue..heheh.. poto lo tu simpel maak..tapi cakeep.. emang dasar tangan lo dingin..diapain juga pasti jadi..

  barefootster wrote @

Katie & Arlene: thanks for stopping by 😀

Si mak: whaaaa…. belom denger cerita yang “legless muffin” yah….qiqiqiqiq 😛

  Nicole wrote @

These look yummy!

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