was browsing for recipes that night of the GE results announcement, specifically, for apple crumble. but all looked too hard and i either didn’t know what the ingredient was, couldn’t possibly find such an angmoh ingredient in NTUC, or the end-product just didn’t look convincingly appetizing.
so i was back again on averagebetty.com, which is a reallyyy good website with loads of easy and reliable recipes!
decided to make chocolate brownies! but i didn’t want to make the icing or frosting cos i know Singaporeans generally cannot stomach things that are way too sweet. so i opted for Nutella spread nicely on top when the brownies were semi-cool (:
Ingredients for The Best Brownies Ever:
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
so easy to do! took me only 2 hours and because there was alot of waiting time, i managed to finish wash up before the brownies emerged from the oven.
was highly suspicious that the batter wouldn’t be enough to form a thick enough brownie! cos it was seriously damn flat on the tray. but then i decided to trust the self-raising capabilities of the flour and baked it anyway. thankfully it rose by a considerable amount to become a normal looking brownie, otherwise all i’d have is chocolate pancake.
the nutella also helped to balance abit of the saltiness. i think that 1/4 teaspoon of salt (as stated in the original recipe) made the brownies taste abit odd. i dunno, maybe some people enjoy salty brownies. but after the generous layer of nutella on top, the saltiness was gone.
baked only 1 batch this time and cut it up into bite-sized pieces so they’d be addictive but not too gelat with every serving (: that is the trick to deceiving people that your brownies actually taste good. but no la they really do taste awesome. i have renewed confidence in my baking skillz again 😀
now must man up and challenge myself to bake apple crumble.