One of the dessert treats that I prepared for New Year's Eve dinner was this brownies with only around 30% sugar and lots of chocolates. My in-laws loved it, my husband and kids love it, and I loved it! So fudgy, not so sweet yet very chocolatey treat!!
If you are familiar with coco sugar, I have lots of them in the pantry brought all the way from the Philippines; they are perfect substitute to brown sugar or any table sugar for that matter 'cos it's healthier. Using coco sugar and bitter chocolate in this recipe makes it a dark chocolate brownie.
bitter chocolate 200 grams
unsalted butter 1/2 cup
salt 1/4 tsp
vanilla 1 tsp
flour 1/2 cup
white sugar 1/2 cup
coco sugar 1 cup
bitter cocoa powder 1/4 cup
-In a teflon pan, melt butter and chocolate together over low fire. Set aside to cool.
-In a bowl, whisk coco sugar, brown sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla until frothy.
-Combine the chocolate mixture to the egg mixture.
-Add the flour and cocoa powder. Fold them gently.
-Pour into a greased pan lined with baking paper.
-Tap to release air and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.
Optional: Top with nuts before baking or sift some powdered sugar on top after cutting.
I used to bake ready brownie mixes but I learned to bake from scratch since we moved here in Turkey. Why? Because the ready brands that I love are not available here and eventhough they ready ones here, I find it hard to deal with the translation of terms as the instructions are written in Turkish. Anyway, I think it's a good thing that I get to re-discover my talent in baking and am able to stay away from too much sugar by using coco sugar in every baked treat I make.