Friday, 8 April 2016

Baking challenge #1 - Brookies

I love baking. I love it so much! It's in my genes, in my heart, it makes me happy anytime of the day, for any occasion. 
I usually share with you my best recipes, the things I tried loads of time and are always a success, but now, I want to try something new. I'm calling it the Baking challenge, and it's quite a simple concept. I want to challenge myself to bake something I have never tried before, that is fun and - hopefully - delicious. I will start with Brookies. I was introduces to the concept of those "brownie-cookies" by one of my favorite youtuber, Lily Pebbles. She baked those during Christmas time, and weirdly enough, I was tempted to make them around Easter. They looked so cute, whimsical, chocolaty, I had to try them. Let's get started! 

Here is the recipe Lily shared on her blog. You will need 
* 250g of plain flour
* 400g of caster sugar - I did 300g, 400 just seems way too much
* 85g of 100% cacao powder
* 125 ml of vegetable oil
* 4 eggs
* 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 
* 2 teaspoons of baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt - I did a whole teaspoon
* 60g of icing sugar - I didn't really measured it

 Step 1 - Mix the caster sugar, cacao powder, vanilla extract and vegetable oil in a large bowl. Then add the eggs one by one.
Step 2 - Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the mixture. Stir until smooth.

 Step 3 - Cover the dough and put it in your fridge for at least 2 hours. After that time, preheat your oven at 180°, cover your pan sheet with grease proof paper, form balls with your - quite liquid - dough and roll them in a bowl filled with icing sugar
 Step 4 - Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Take them out of the oven and wait until touching them, they will become harder. 
Step 5 - Eat them! Mine turned out a bit softer than hers I think, but still very delicious! They are very light, and very addictive! This recipe makes a lot a brookies, so I gifted half of them to my family. They loved it! 

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