Alternatively you can mix in chuncks of your favorite candy bar (I like Snickers, but any other chocolate candy bar could work)
Every recipe calls for a different order for mixing the ingredients. In my experience it doesn’t really matter how you combine the ingredients, just make sure you don’t cook the eggs with the hot melted chocolate.
Preheat your oven at 190 degrees C.
Melt your chocolate and butter above simmering water.
Line your baking tin (I use a rectangular 15 cm by 30 cm baking tin).
Take your melted chocolate of the heat, let it cool for a few minutes.
Mix in the vanilla essence, sugar, this lowers the temperature of the chocolate a little more.
Combine with the eggs, flour, salt and coco powder.
Stir in the optional filling.
Pour the batter in the baking tin and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
Your cooking time depends on how dense you like your brownies. Sometimes I slightly undercook my brownies. This way I can warm them up later (and cook them a bit more) in the microwave and serve them warm with vanilla ice cream or clotted cream.
I trust and hope your mother taught you how to bake pancakes. But I have found that making pancake batter is often a mystery to people, and that unfortunately people rely on instant mixes. Master making your own batter so you can make them the way you like your pancakes best:
For richer pancakes add extra egg.
For thinner pancakes add extra milk. For thicker pancakes leave out some milk.
For savory pancakes leave out the honey.
Try which pancake you like best: milk or buttermilk.
Add vanilla for more flavor.
Use spelt flower instead of regular flower for a healthier option.
Pancake batter (feeds 4)
200 gram of self raising flower
1 tsp of salt
4 free range eggs
400 ml of buttermilk or plain milk
1 tbsp melted butter
Butter for frying
Optional : 1 tbsp honey for sweet pancakes or vanilla sugar for flavor
Mix the self raising flower and the salt in a mixing bowl. Create a well in the center.
Pour a cup of the milk and the free range eggs in the well. Whisk the eggs and the milk, slowly incorporating the surrounding flower slowly. Gradually add your milk and keep incorporating the flower as you go.
Add the honey and melted butter to your pancake batter.