This recipe is from Shalini, our neighbor. The last time she gave me this brownie, I just could not stop eating. I must say she is an awesome baker :) .
I told myself that this would be one of the first cakes I would bake.... and I baked it last night. But could not call it a success unless my baking Guru (Shals) tasted and said it was right. Yipeee.... She tasted and said "YUM" .
So here's the recipe....
250gms unsalted butter
200gms Dark chocolate
75gms dries cherries - Optional
50gms chopped nuts - Optional
30gms cocoa Powder
65gms plain flour
1 tsp Baking powder
360 gms Caster Sugar
4 Large Eggs
Zest of 1 orange - Optional
250 ml Creme Fraiche - Optional
Set your microwave on convention mode. Preheat at 180C for 10 min.
Melt butter and chocolate in double burner and mix until smooth and creamy.
Add cherries and nuts (if you are using them) and stir together.
In a seperate bowl. Mix cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and sugar.
Add the dry powder to the chocolate mixture, one spoon at a time.
Beat eggs and mix into the chocolate mixture until you get a silky consistency.
Grease cake tin with butter. Then sprinkle some flour on it .
Pour the cake mixture into the cake tin and bake the cake for 25 min at 180C or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Cut into squares and serve warm with creme fraiche and orange zest.
Note : Dont overcook. Should still have springy sponge effect.