This is a recipe that I've been meaning to share with you for a while now! We first made it last Autumn and I couldn't believe how good it was considering it needed very few ingredients and were ones that you'd normally have in your cupboard.
This is the kind of dessert you make when it is cold outside. It would be perfect to hand out on Bonfire night to your guests or just for you and your family to devour on a cosy Friday night in.
The top of the dessert is crisp but slightly chewy and the inside of the pudding is gooey and warm and amazing.
Ina Garten's Brownie pudding from foodnetwork.com
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the dish
- 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature (I use 5 medium eggs)
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 3/4 cup good cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour)
- Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean (I use Vanilla Extract)
- 1 tablespoon framboise liqueur, optional (I leave this out)
- Vanilla ice cream or single cream, for serving.
Preheat the oven to 160c / gas mark 3 /325 degrees F. Lightly butter a 9 by 12 by 2-inch baking dish. Melt the 1/2 pound of butter and set aside to cool.
In a bowl beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 8-10 minutes until it's thick and light yellow in colour. In another bowl sift the cocoa powder and flour together and set aside.
When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, slowly mix in the Vanilla, cocoa powder and flour mixture. Mix only until combined. Still slowly mixing, pour in the cooled butter and mix again just until combined.
Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared dish and place it in a larger baking pan. Add hot tap water (enough to come up halfway on the brownie dish) and bake for 1 hour exactly. The center will appear very under-baked; this dessert is between a brownie and a pudding.
Allow to cool slightly and serve with vanilla ice cream or single cream.
This is an American recipe so it uses cups instead of grams. In all honesty I prefer cooking in cups as it's much more straight forward than getting the scales out!
All I can say is make this, make this, make this!
If you love chocolate and a little bit of richness in your life you wont be disappointed.