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Monday, March 12, 2012

Simple coconut brownies

Strong coconut flavor..check. Strong brownie flavor...check. Gooey melted center with crispy edges...check. Gets better as the days pass...check. Caloric bomb...check. Sinfully delicious...check. Perfect! :)
Recipe adapted from the Romanian issue of BBC's Good Food, November 2011.

Last year: Pasta with spicy mascarpone sauce, mushrooms and artichokes, Italian sunset (cocktail), Amaretto (almond) liquor cupcakes and Chicken and avocado salad

Ingredients (for a 21 cm square dish):
  • 100 g cocoa
  • 100 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • a sprinkle of salt
  • 100 g coconut flakes (plus extra to sprinkle, optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g butter
  • 500 g sugar

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Mix the flour with the cocoa, cinnamon, salt and baking powder. Melt the butter:

Add the sugar and mix well. Add the flour mixture as well:

Mix until well blended (remove from the heat):

Beat the eggs:

Mix in the eggs, and then the coconut flakes:

Pour batter into a 21 cm square dish lined with baking paper:

Bake for 45 minutes. Take out and allow to cool a bit:

The warmer it is, the gooey-er the center (you might not be able to cut it properly into squares, but it will be delicious and the runny consistency will only enhance the brownies' charm). If you let it cool more, it will come together better. Your choice. We didn't wait too long.
Sprinkle each individual serving with more coconut flakes, if you like. Dig in! :)

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