Sunday, September 9, 2012

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies

One Bowl Brownies from Smitten Kitchen

Hello!  I am super pumped today, I am officially done with my course. I handed that horrible pain of a dissertation in 2 days ago [now 5, it took me a while to get to completing this post], and I'm no longer a student! Ofcourse I'm not officially a post-graduate yet, need to wait for the results, but I'm pretty sure I'll make it :)

Even though I've done a ton of decorating classes, and made many layered cakes, somehow when it comes to comfort baking, I always turn to brownies. I'd seen these posted on Smitten Kitchen a few days before I submitted, and it stayed in my mind through it.

The recipe is a breeze to put together, and in half an hour I was munching on brownies :) They're super easy, and taste really fudgy and dense, just how I like it. I am not even ashamed to admit I ate the entire pan, paired with some ice cream or even plain.

I had some unsweetened chocolate in my travel hoard, but for those who don't, Deb has provided an alternate. Unsweetened chocolate manages to pack a punch in the small amount used though, so I'd probably suggest following another recipe or atleast doubling the amount of chocolate if you use semi-sweet.

One Bowl Brownies from Smitten Kitchen
Look at that gorgeously thick batter!

One Bowl Chocolate Brownies
Recipe from Smitten Kitchen

3 ounces [85 g] unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
1 stick [113 g / 4 oz] unsalted butter - I used salted and omitted the salt
1 1/3 cups [290 g] castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp table salt
2/3 cup [90 g] all-purpose flour

Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F [180 C]. Line a 8x8 pan with parchment or foil, allowing some to extend over the sides to aid removal post baking
  2. In a large pan, over a bain marie or in the microwave, melt together the chopped chocolate and butter.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the sugar. Add the egss, and then the vanilla extract.
  4. Sift together the salt and flour into the mixture. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a wooden skewer inserted comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy with some ice cream on the side.


  1. Congratulations on completing your courses, Avanika!!
    These brownies look so decadent and rich and Perfect! :D

  2. Major congrats on the dissertation ... These look especially yummy :-)

  3. I love one bowl recipes-I hate washing up! :D And a big congratulations on finishing your courses! :D

  4. Congrats.. perfect cake for celebration :)

  5. Yay you are done with the course! Belated happy birthday again Av. You did not eat the whole batch, did you? Ooooooh are you wicked! These look yum!

    1. Hahha I almost did. Apart from the one friend, and little bites that parents took. Chocolate-y desserts are usually left all for me :)

  6. Ooh,the brownies look awesome.I am a brownie crazy girl too!

  7. so yummy and rich.. I am so addicted to Brownies

  8. Congratulations - what an exciting time for you!! I would definitely love to celebrate with some of these!!

  9. Looks absolutely yummilicious! Definitely trying it soon!

  10. Congrats and welcome back...!! Now get back to regular blogging..we missed you:)

  11. Congratulations! You just have to wait for the final word to come that you are a successful post-graduate and I have no doubt it will. Great job on what looks to be some wonderful comfort food brownies for sure!

  12. Love that these are one bowl! So much more motivating to bake when you take have to clean a million dishes :) These look delish!


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