Chocolate Brownies with Ganache Frosting

This is the best recipe I have found for chocolate brownies – it came from Joyofbaking.com, with a few personal alterations. The thick smooth ganache accompanies the gooey, fugdey brownies perfectly.

Milk or dark chocolate can be used for the brownies and the ganache. I prefer using dark chocolate – it gives a much deeper flavour.

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These pictures are my own – I think my photography skills are actually improving – yay! I was concerned about not capturing the dense fudgy-ness of these delectable treats, but I think these pictures definitely do them justice.

Chocolate Brownies with Ganache Frosting happyhealthymotivated.com

Although these pictures look like they were taken by two completely different cameras and of different brownies, I can assure you they’re not. I must have just caught the perfect angle to show of the incredible gooey-ness of the ganache.

This recipe yields eight bite-size brownies. That may not sound like much, but because they are so rich, the size is perfect. Be careful though – they are incredibly moreish!

Ingredients
Brownies
60g dark chocolate
57g unsalted butter
100g granulated white sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
48g all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
Chocolate Ganache
45g dark chocolate
40ml cream
7g unsalted butter
Recipe
1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees and place rack in center of oven. Grease a baking pan.
2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a large bowl and leave to cool before stirring in the sugar.
3. Next, whisk in the vanilla extract and egg.
4. Stir in the flour and salt.
5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
6. Now to make the chocolate ganache. Melt the chocolate, cream and butter in a bowl and leave to cool.
7. Make sure the brownies and the ganache are completely cooled before spreading the chocolate loveliness over the brownies.
These brownies can be kept at room temperature (if it’s not too hot) or in the fridge.

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