Monday, June 17, 2013

Classic Fudge Brownies w Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Instead of a cake for my mum's birthday she requested this...Gladly baked this for her, as it is much easier than cake..hehehe...Tried this recipe from a book, which I've got from Japan, imagine, when we were there..I cant find a bookstore that sells much English books, 98% of the books there are in Japanese!! Or maybe I did not find the right book stores.I only managed to find this miserable one and one more a 'SUSHI' book and that was in the Airport..grrr....
Anyway, I've adjusted the sugar amount and used half of the nuts & chocolate chips to be mixed into mixture and the other half for toppings. I've made 1/2 of the chocolate fudge sauce cause I felt the brownies were already sweet enough and just pour over for some flavour..

We are into two weeks school holidays now.. it was bored, didnt go any where, Mr Hubby is still in Brunei and only be back this Friday..well, during this holidays, I found that it is more stressful for me & Iqram..It seems so hard to get him to focus on his studies..I have to nag, tune up to my loud speaker and chase him around the house!!!..There are so much homework to be done, notes to read and Maths to practice..Big exam is coming in September and I am freaking stress right now looking at the rate we are going!!..My prayers for Iqram to make it for this PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examinations)..Mudah2han In sya allah.. 

When the exams are coming, I think I have to take a break from blogging for a while.. Will need to focus on this second boy of mine..Is it true anak kedua selalunya lebih manja and needs more attention than the rest?Ever heard of a 'second child syndrome'?...Well I believe it you know..it seems that is what happening to me right now..I have to put my energy and mind more on this fellow!!!..haish...
( I even complained to him, that because of worrying so much about him that my white hair are growing more now, and my wrinkles are clearly can be seen....imagine a cricket sound on the backgorund...He just gave me that blurred look, mulut tercopong dengan mata dia terkebil2...grrrrrrr)

Classic Fudge Brownies
Sources:-From Brownies@Linda Collister
Ingredients:- (Ayu doubled the mixture below)

100g good quality plain chocolate
125 unsalted butter softened
275g castor sugar-(Ayu used 125g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 large eggs lightly beaten
85g plain flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
100g pecan halves or pieces-(Ayu used walnuts & sliced almond, 50g added in mixture another 50g for topping)
50g good quality plain chocolate or plain chocolate chips
a brownie tin 20.5cm x 25.5cm greased and base-lined

Method:-
Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) Gas 4. Break the 100g chocolate into pieces and put it in a heatfproof bowl. Set the bowl over a pan of steaming water and melt the chocolate gently, stirring frequently. Remove the bowl from the pan and leave to cool until needed.

Put the butter in a large mixing bow and using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, beat until soft and creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until the mixture is soft and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the eggs then beat in the melted chocolate.

Sift the flour and cocoa onto the mixture and stir in. When thoroughly combined add the nuts and the chocolate pieces or choc chips and stir in(Ayu used half of nuts to mixture & half for topping). Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and spread evenly.

Bake in the pre heated oven for about 25-30 minutes until a skewer inserted halfway the sides and the centre comes out clean. Remove the tin from the oven. Leave to cool until just warm  before removing from tin and cutting into 20 pieces. Best eaten warm. Once cold store in an air tight container and eat within 5 days.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce -(Ayu just made 1/2 of this )
Sources:-From Brownies@Linda Collister
Ingredients:-
175g good quality plain chocolate
40g unsalted butter diced
2 tbsp golden syrup
175ml single cream or milk-(Ayu used milk)

Method:-
Break up the chocolate and put it in a small heavy-based pan with the butter, golden syup and cream or milk. Set over low heat and melt gently, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and heating until mixture is almost at boiling point. Pour into a warmed jug and serve immediately.

The sauce will thicken as it cools but can be gently reheated. Any leftover sauce can be covered and stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat gently before using.

22 comments:

cik cek said...

Singgah lagi ni...nak tapau brownies lak....he he

Ayu said...

cik cek - hahahha..tak apalah kak cek.tak payah singgah2 marilah tidur sini aje ..heheh tak payah nak tapau brownies, makan aje kat sini apa yang ada hari ni ya..heheh

Puan Ros @ Sinaranmenu.blogspot said...

wah nampak sedap ni...buat minum petang. Tergoda la

Ayu said...

kak rose - heheh boleh aje kak rose, mak kita lepas makan nasi aje dia tekan ni..heheh dia suka brownies..;)

Rima said...

LOL Ayu.. where got 2nd child macam gitew.. Hairi dulu also like that... fening mak dibuat nya.. ni sonia besok besar macam mana lah pulak... i think tak kira lah first or second or third child huhu... ( i know the frustration and the kanchong ness.. ahaks)

Liza said...

salam kak ayu, bestnya Liza tgk brownies ni, yg leleh2 tu yg sedap...hihii

Anonymous said...

Salam Ayu, I believe its true. I call it middle child syndrome. But they are superbly fine once they are in upper secondary level. U nak kena sabar ya. - Faiza

Qasey Honey said...

slm kak Ayu...sedapnyabtgk brownies kt atas tu..haiiii ngeces dbuatnya..

EmbunRosaliza said...

Hurmmmm terasa kecoklatannya ayu, anak2 mesti suka kalo coklat2 mcm ni

Rina Audie said...

bener-bener menggiurkan ni browniesnya...

Amie said...

Sedapnya makan brownies ni ramai-ramai... he he heh berebut2 siapa cepat dia dapat berpotong2!

Ayu said...


Rima - oh ya ke Rima, i dont know lah tapi my eldest tak adalah macam my 2nd son ni tau..yang eldest dulu walaupun, kalau suruh belajar dia cakap sekejap lepas tu dia masuk belajar..yang ni, dia punya sekejap berjam2 baru bergerak..hari2 stress tau asik pekik macam tarzan..

Ayu said...

liza - walkslm, liza..lama tak dengar suara liza..brownies leleh leleh tak boleh letak banyak2..maniss heheh..

Ayu said...


Faiza - walkslm, Faiza, tulah kita dengar juga orang cakap macam tu..i dont knowlah..i just find it more stress and pressure jaga yang 2nd son ni..terlalu hyper
active, tapi part belajar, lemah longlai kalau buat homework tuu..adehh..kena ngomel sampai air liur kering..oh upper secondary baru ok eh..aduh lama lagi ler another 2 years ler..tu lah memang kena banyak sabar dan urut dada aje..thanks Faiza for the comments..

Ayu said...

Qaseh honey - walkslm, oklah QH, rasanya boleh tahan tapi part gulanya tu kena adjust ikut selera lah ya..

Ayu said...

embunrosaliza - aah anak2 suka kalau brownies2 yang ada coklat macam ni..lagikan orang2 tua..mak kita yang request suruh buat brownies untuk birthday dia..hehe

Ayu said...

rina - hehehe..suka goda goda rina ni..hehehe

Ayu said...

Amie - betul tu amie..heheh siapa cepat dia dapat..kalau lambat..kena tunggu next round lah..hehe

zila norazila said...

X tahan tgk kak..kecur baby dlm perut..hevheee..nmpknye nk kena try buat kn..

Ayu said...

Zila- ala la ciannya buatlah zila ..takut baby ngeces
Pulak.meleleh air liur..hehe

Mamasya said...

Happy belated bday buat mak Ayu.
nampak yummy sgt brownies itu...dg lelehan topping choc...yumm
anak2 nak exam...mamanya mmg stresskan...tak suruh study..taklah jawapnya....
good luck utk Iqram!

Ayu said...

Mamasya - thank you mamasya for the wish untuk my mum.. betul tu anak2 ni kalau kita idle, dia orang pun apa lagilah..makin menjadi2 ler lekanya..dulu kita sekolah kita rasa mak kita tak macam kita sekarang stress bila anak2 nak exam..mungkin juga kita dulu tak payah disuruh2 untuk belajr pandai sendiri nak belajar ke tidak..huhu..