Web's Best Fifteen Chocolate Brownies Recipe
This Fifteen chocolate brownies recipe are crisp outside by gooey inside. Yummy!.
Trivia: This excellent recipe is served at Fifteen, the famous restaurant in London, UK
Tip: This recipe calls for good quality dark chocolate, containing 70% cocoa solids. If not available locally, I recommend the excellent offerings found at some online stores.
Fifteen Chocolate Brownies Recipe
1 cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter
7 ounces dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
2 1/2 ounces dried sour cherries (optional)
1 1/32 ounces chopped nuts
3/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 cup all purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cup superfine sugar
4 eggs (large and organic)
zest of one orange (optional)
9 ounces creme fraiche (optional)
Method for Preparing Fifteen Chocolate Brownies Recipe
The recipe calls for a 12 inch rectangular cake pan. This size seems difficult to come by in North America. Perhaps it is more readily available in the UK. In any case, I improvised and used a 13 inch pan. It worked well. Line the pan with waxed paper and preheat your oven to 350 °
Place the butter and chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Place the mixture over simmering water in the bottom part of the double boiler, and melt, mixing until smooth.
Add the nuts and dried cherries. I live in cranberry country, so I used dried cranberries instead. This was delicious, but undoubtedly dried cherries would be equally good.
In a different bowl, add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar. Combine well, then add this to the chocolate batter. Stir.
Beat the eggs and mix in the chocolate batter, stirring until smooth. Place this brownie dough into the baking pan. Check after about 25 minutes. If checked with a skewer, the inside should be somewhat gooey. do not over bake.
Cool in pan.
Fifteen Restaurant serves these brownies with creme fraiche mixed with orange zest. Creme Fraiche is a heavy cream soured with bacterial culture. If not locally available, you can purchase it from Amazon or make your own by adding a little sour cream to regular heavy cream and letting stand for several hours so the bacterial cultures have time to work.
You should get 8 to 10 slices from this recipe.
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