Double chocolate brownies, because there is no such thing as too much chocolate. Chocolate seems to be the mood right now. Oh wait, that's the mood almost any time. Baking and chocolate sound perfect together.
It's not like I needed an excuse to bake these, but I found one anyway. It was my birthday and these brownies were an afterthought, so I made them on the evening of my birthday. They needed just the right amount of time I had to spare between answering calls and going about my usual chaos with two smallies around. I also baked them because I needed to cut some cake on my birthday but I didn't know what cake I wanted to make. You see the thing about being a baker is that people assume you will make your own cake and trust me there is nothing I love more. It's a tradition I started on my 25th bday and it makes that baking experience all the more exciting and memorable. One of my favourite birthday cakes is this chocolate cake I baked for my 28th birthday. I can still sort of remember how good it tasted.
P.S : My friends got me the most amazing red velvet cake, so I did finally cut a birthday cake :)
Coming back to the brownies, I picked this recipe coz they sounded good, and I had all the ingredients waiting right there in my kitchen, including the yummiest chocolate chips, my neighbour had very thoughtfully gifted. Plus, brownies are the easiest thing to bake. All toss together sort of style and a lot less demanding than even the easiest cake.
One of the first brownies I baked just before I started this blog, was because a friend had recommended I read the brownie project blog. I was fascinated by the blog although I did find it strange that an entire blog could be dedicated to recipes for just brownies. Many years and brownies later I totally understand how and why that might have happened. I could start a dedicated blog for brownies myself. I've tried baking so many different kinds of brownies; chewy, fudgy, gooey, nutty all kinds of brownies and they've all been my favourite kind at some point in time.
These brownies are definitely the fudgy kind and the extra choco chips just make them all the more indulgent. I had a hard time stopping at one piece, (so much for my getting fit and healthy plan), but it was my birthday and I felt like I should just do what I wanted to do, so I ate more than that one tiny sliver I was originally meant to have. No regrets, really!!! Birthday or not, I have a feeling you won't stop at one piece either. There's only one way to find out.....Bake these now!!!!
Double Chocolate Brownies
1 cup butter
100 gms milk chocolate
2 cups castor sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips.