Fudgy Coconut Brownies

Do you like chocolate and coconut? Then you’ve got to try these brownies. I got this recipe in the Good Food Magazine and another good thing about it is that it is very easy to make. I bet you have all the ingredients at home. Try it!

Fugdy Coconut Brownies

Ingredients

  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 250g butter
  • 500g golden caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 100g desiccated coconut

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan. Line the base of a 21cm square tin with baking parchment.
  2. Put the cocoa, butter and sugar in a saucepan and gently melt, stirring so the mixture doesn’t catch. When the cocoa mixture is melted and combined, cool slightly, then stir in the eggs, little by little, followed by the flour and coconut.
  3. Tip into the tin and bake for 45 mins on a middle shelf – check after 30 mins and cover with another piece of baking parchment if the crust is browning too much. Cool in the tin, then carefully lift out and cut into squares.
Yield: 16 squares
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Dulce de Leche Brownies

This is the first time I make brownies from scratch and these my dear, at least for now, are one of the best I’ve ever tried. It’s not hard for me to resist chocolate, but when I saw that these brownies had dulce de leche in them, I ran into the kitchen to bake. The recipe came from Patrícia’s delicious blog, Technicolor Kitchen, who got the recipe from David Lebovitz‘s blog. They didn’t add the nuts, but I like something crunchy in the middle of the brownie, so I didn’t ignore them. I didn’t make my own dulce de leche… I used the tin from Nestlé, which is easy to find around here.

Dulce de Leche Brownies

Ingredients

  • 115g salted or unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 170g bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (140g) flour
  • 1 cup (100 g) toasted pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup (250g) dulce de leche (used the tin from Nestlé)

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350ºF.
  2. Line a 20 cm square pan with a long sheet of aluminum foil that covers the bottom and reaches up the sides. If it doesn’t reach all the way up and over all four sides, cross another sheet of foil over it, making a large cross with edges that overhang the sides. Grease the bottom and sides of the foil with a bit of butter or non-stick spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add the chocolate pieces and stir constantly over very low heat until the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sugar, vanilla, then the flour. Mix in the nuts, if using.
  4. Scrape half of the batter into the prepared pan. Drop one-third of the dulce de leche, evenly spaced, over the brownie batter, then drag a knife through to swirl it slightly. Spread the remaining brownie batter over, then drop spoonfuls of the remaining Dulce de Leche in dollops over the top of the brownie batter. Use a knife to swirl the dulce de leche slightly.
  5. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. The brownies are done when the center feels just-slightly firm. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Yield: 12 large brownies