Please scroll down for the Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe! I’m just gonna drop an update first!
I AM SOOOO SORRRYYYY hahaha
I have been so caught up with everything in my chaotic life and I don’t know where to begin.
Life does somehow always manages to get even more complicated at the least convenient moment and while that is the point where it always feels like rock bottom, we actually come out from it just fine. Perhaps stronger, perhaps more enlightened and definitely well lessoned with new reasons to do better next time. I love that about life. It’s strange, is it not?
So in the last year or so, I went though a break up. No. Wait… I survived a breakup. *Pauses for applauses*
Oh it was a mess.. I was a mess..
At first, there was just a lot of crying and drinking. Then there was a heap of confused serial dating and questioning of identity and morality.
But now, it’s all coming together. God dam it took me a year. But I made it.
I found the perfect recipe to mend a broken heart. Tell me I’m corny but hey, I’m being real with you.
So here’s the ingredients you need to do to mend a broken heart:
- Surround yourself with genuine people who love you- share that experience and talk about it. Address the issue.
- You get to cry out loud for a month (or two) but after, you have to stop- take that step to move on.
- Occupy yourself with new hobbies- read books, stay the f*** away from sappy romantic movies and have a good night out with your friends at least once a week (make sure to have other activities than drinking), watch a hell lot of comedies. Do your soul some good.
- Bake a hell of things and share that with people- Bake for your friends, your family or your dog. Arrange for picnics, dinners and parties. Bring joy to people, make them feel loved because you know you have the capacity.
Well okay, Im not saying it will work for everyone but it sure as hell worked for me.
Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe
One of the most convenient treats that I made over and over again in this past year was this Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe.
It’s so easy to put together and there’s not much cleaning up to be done (trust me, I’m a lazy girl). Its foolproof! I swear! And.. giving good fudge brownies to people as gifts would just delight them and make their day!
Okay.. so let’s talk about this Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe:
It is 100% decadent, rich, chewy and chocolaty and effortless to put together.
This recipe is also super flexible, if you like dark chocolate, use 70% or below dark chocolate. If you prefer milk- use any milk chocolate. The reason why I say use anything about and under the 70% dark chocolate range is because the higher the percentage, the more bitterness you might get. While I can appreciate good dark chocolate brownies, bitter brownies are just… mmmmm meh? hahahaha
Ingredients for the Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe:
185g unsalted butter
185g milk/ 70% dark chocolate
85g plain flour
40g cocoa powder
3 large eggs
250g golden caster sugar
Instructions for the Lazy Fudgy Brownie Recipe:
Microwave the unsalted butter and dark chocolate in a bowl until melted, stirring every 40secs to mix and to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Leave the melted mixture to cool to room temperature.
While you wait for the chocolate to cool, position a shelf in the middle of your oven and turn the oven on to 180C
Using a shallow 20cm square tin, cut out a square of non-stick baking parchment to line the base.
Break 3 large eggs into a large bowl and tip in 250g golden caster sugar.
With an electric mixer on maximum speed, whisk the eggs and sugar.
They will look thick and creamy, like a milk shake.
This can take 3-8 minutes, depending on how powerful your mixer is.
You’ll know it’s ready when the mixture becomes really pale and about double its original volume.
Pour the cooled chocolate mixture over the eggy mixture, then gently fold together with a rubber spatula.
The idea is to marry them without knocking out the air, so be as gentle and slow as you like. Sieve 85g plain flour and 40g cocoa powder into the eggy chocolate mixture.
Gently fold to combine.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin
Put in the preheated oven and set your timer for 25 mins.
When the buzzer goes, open the oven, pull the shelf out a bit and gently shake the tin.
If the brownie wobbles in the middle, it’s not quite done, so slide it back in and bake for another 5 minutes until the top has a shiny, papery crust and the sides are just beginning to come away from the tin.
Take out of the oven.
Leave the whole thing in the tin until completely cold before eating.
Recipe adapted from: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1223/bestever-brownies